Saturday, March 24, 2007

And on the Seventh Day he rested. . .

. . .like I have been doing all week.

After my half marathon down in Tucson, I drove back home and stopped three times on the way. Each time I crawled out of my car just to stretch my legs. Specifically my left knee. This race took more out of me than the other two half's. I made it home in one piece and decided to take a few days off to allow my knee to get better. But, on Monday my back was killing me. I haven't had any back problems since I started running. In fact, my back has responded very well to the lose of weight. So all week I have been stretching my back and slowly it is getting better. The knot is on my right side, which effects my pitching in softball. It also effects my head turning for driving and general moving around.

My few days off has turned into having the whole week off of running. Luckily, the softball tournament that was to begin last night was rained out (wet fields). So, I have another week to recuperate before the tournament and hopefully I'll be back to running in the next few days.

I guess it's a sign when at the end of the race I had a race crew member and one of the aid station staff ask me if I was all right.

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the week off, Pat. Rest up.

Adama Anderson said...

Yeah the rain will also make you not want to run. Congrats on the PR at the half marathon last weekend! That's awesome!

J~Mom said...

I have only run once, Pat, so you are in good company. I really want to make sure the body has time to recover. I think you are wise to rest as much as you need to. I hope your back and knee feel better soon!