I ended up running 1.04 miles with an overall pace of 10'00". Sounds slow, huh? But in all reality, I believe this is the fastest mile I have done at home with that incline. Yeah! Yep, "slow" can be awesome at times. It is all relative you know.
December 5-11, 2011: 9.44 miles
December 12-18, 2011: 18.32 miles
December 19-25, 2011: 19.47 miles
December 26-January 1, 2012: 27.66 miles
This week: 28.74 miles
As I mentioned previously, I am a firm believer in a recovery week each month. I am overdue. I need to give my muscles time to do their thing and not over train.
Now, who is curious about the tennis ball love?
I have a pesky left piriformis. I foam roll, I stretch, dear hubby massages, and it still whines on a regular basis. It is under control but I could tell the knot just didn't want to release no matter how much love I gave it. I saw the tennis ball in the corner and thought it may serve the trick at targeting the trigger point. Success!
Today I am grateful for:
- Having a treadmill at home
- Dora videos that entertain my darling daughter
- Blog advice that gets me thinking
- The ability to run