Yoga for sore runner’s legs

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I had such a great weekend. Friday night I just hung out with the kids watching a few of their shows (Breanna is really hardcore into a show called “The Next Step” which is a faux-reality show about a dance school and I really enjoy watching her watch it) and then I relaxed once they went to bed since George was playing.

Saturday morning I got up somewhat early so that I could eat two pieces of toast with almond butter before heading out on a run. Last week was my longest run at 9.4 km and I this weekend I ran a slightly shorter 7.4 km route. Much to my surprise I managed to maintain a pace that was just below 6 minutes per kilometer so I am hoping to have a decent run time for my race, especially when you factor in the adrenaline that hits you (not to mention I’m still nervous of the freakin’ bridge so I plan to boot it over the damn thing both ways just to minimize the amount of time that I’m up there lol).

Ready to run

Ready to run

I happen to have next Wednesday off from work (no particular reason, I just felt like I needed a day so I booked it off last month) so I plan to run an easy-paced 4 or 5 km and then it’s rest time until race day on Sunday. I can’t believe I’m suddenly so close to running my very first 10K ever!

(I’m also fundraising for Family SOS which is an organization that helps poverty-stricken children. It’s a wonderful cause and I am supposed to raise a minimum of $100.00 on my run. Would you please consider sponsoring me? No amount is too small (or too big, haha!) and you can sponsor by clicking right here. Thank you!)

Chili for supper

Chili for supper

My evening involved cooking up some chili for supper and that proved to be a good idea. I’d mentioned it on facebook and twitter but last week Hayley was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. For two weeks she had only eaten a little bit of this and a little mouthful of that, but Saturday night she ate two servings of chili on rice and that made me so happy, just to know that her appetite had at least started to come back. We then watched a movie with the kids and once they went to bed George and I stayed up for a couple more hours to watch a movie of our own (and then caught the last hour of Star Trek on TV, I never get tired of that movie!).

In between the kid movie and our movie my legs were driving me crazy. The run I had done wasn’t that far and didn’t really have any hills but I had run it pretty fast and my legs were aching. I had tried massaging them but it wasn’t doing much so I resorted to a good old yoga solution: legs up the wall pose! It sounds like a weird name but let me tell you, if your legs are sore and stiff this is a great way to make them feel better.

It totally worked; by the time I had laid there for a few minutes I felt so much better and my legs didn’t bother me at all for the rest of the night.

On Sunday it was Mother’s Day of course and I got to sleep in which was really nice. George brought me some tea in bed and then made bacon and eggs for brunch. I got cards and flowers and homemade gifts and we had the burgers I had requested for supper (alas they had to be broiled instead of grilled since it was a total deluge of rain outside).

Burgers and Mediterranean salad for supper

Burgers and Mediterranean salad for supper

Mother's Day flowers

Mother’s Day flowers

All in all it was a mighty fine weekend and I can’t complain at all. I certainly felt pretty blessed!

Yoga for sore runner legs

Yoga for sore runner legs

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