Hi! I hope you had an amazing Monday! Well, as amazing as a Monday can be, right? I took a rest day today, because, let’s face it. I ran 8 miles yesterday. I tweaked my schedule a bit so that I could rest today, but still do my long run on Saturday of this week. I need my Sunday downtime to recover before my week begins. I kind of feel like since I worked out both days this weekend, I didn’t really “rest” or get my downtime/me time. This week might get interesting.
Something I forgot to tell you about my 8 miles yesterday, I twisted my ankle on mile 1!! Before I continue I have to explain something about myself. My ankles are quite resilient. I remember multiple times when I fell in my point shoes and my teacher thought I broke my ankle, and I wasn’t phased at all. When I was little, I used to walk on the outside of my feet (I get that I am a weirdo, and I am OK with it). It’s like they are partially made of rubber. Seriously.
Well, ridiculously long story short(er) I rolled my ankle hard core on my run on a piece of ice (or I fell on something invisible, not unlike me at all…) but after a few steps, I felt OK, so I finished my 8 miles. I didn’t even remember it, until last night I stepped funny, and OUCH! There is definitely some discomfort there, especially on the inside, but it seems that as long as there is no twisting action I am OK. Hopefully this continues 🙂 This was actually the number one reason I was scared to run in the winter, it had very little to do with the actual cold.
So I wanted to give you an update on my ice bath, well snow bath. Verdict says, AMAZING! It was horrible to get in there, but after the first few minutes. I didn’t want to die. But I am surprised by how much better my legs feel today than they usually do after a long run. This is definitely something that I will continue to do after my long runs, but in the future, I am going to make sure to have more water and ice to totally submerge my hips, I think I would have gotten a lot more out of it that way.
OK, so I know this isn’t a beauty blog, but I am conducting an experiment, and I feel like this post is short, so here you go. I showered this evening, and I pinned back my hair to hopefully dry to add some extra volume when I brush it out in the morning…. or I will (once again) wear my hair back to work. To be continued haha.
Do you wear your hair up or down most often? Usually up, but since I got it cut, it’s been easier to wear it down.