I tried my hand (or rather my ITB) at a very short little run on Saturday. To keep me honest I brought along two of my favorite running partners. The four-legged one, by the way, does NOT heart his jacket. In fact, when he’s wearing it around the other neighborhood dogs, you can just see the humiliation on his face. But I digress.
We did all of a mile and a half at an easy pace. I had some slight pain, but much less than my test run of a week before. So I consider that a step in the right direction. Not so good is the fact that I had to make a 2-hour drive later in the day to my son’s swim meet. Driving is a major irritant to my ITB, and I could feel the negative effects later in the day/night. This one step forward/two back routine gets old, believe me.
About that swim meet, though–my son is awesome. He’s not quite 10 and he rocked his 100 free with a 1:21 and his 100 breast with a 1:49. So proud of him! This is his first year doing year-round swimming and I’m pretty sure he’s hooked. I love the conditioning he gets and the fact that he is learning a sport that will serve him well for the rest of his life.
My swimming continues to progress as well since I’m doing so much of it. I haven’t bothered to do any kick sets in ages, but the other day it occurred to me that now was the perfect time to start incorporating them again. I am a terrible kicker but it’s a great leg workout, so I’m all over it now. May even toy with the idea of a late spring/early summer sprint tri. Don’t hold me to it–just something to think about.
I hope you’re off to a great week. Don’t forget my Pacific Health Labs giveaway–entries are still on the low side!