That's HamOw, like ShamWow, get it? Har-har-har.
So yeah, my ham-ass is hurting today. If I'm being honest with myself, it's actually been acting up for a while now. (This particular injury has been nagging me since March of this year, but it was mostly under control from June-October, after I took a low mileage rest month in June and then backed off the hills and faster running for the duration of my marathon training). But ever since I started my McMillan training plan and have been doing the two harder workouts per week, the pain has been more noticeable. I think spinning might actually be making it worse too. Then after a week in PA running all my workouts on much hillier terrain than I'm used to (including my sprint/stride workout and a 10 mile long run), today's run really just pushed me over the edge.
Today's run was tough. I had a bad night at work, so I didn't get to sit, eat, or drink, really at all. I did sit down for 5 minutes at about 4am and cram down some cookies and water while my patient went down for a head CT, so that was nice. I had packed all my running stuff to bring with me, but didn't really think it was going to snow very much, so I didn't pack my yak-trax. Well, I should have. There was quite a bit of snow on the ground when we got our run started around 7:45 am, and it hadn't really been cleared at all. And the course had some pretty steep inclines, which, with the snow, made traction really difficult, and the slipping on the kick was wreaking havoc on my hamstring.
|This is actually from a couple days ago. I think there was more snow than this this morning.|
|Molly thinks it's too cold to get up too. (Okay, I admit it , I covered her up for the photo).|
I reckon that's enough bitching for one day. Also, I should probably go to sleep, despite the fact that, of course, now that I'm in bed, I'm not tired. I'm going to share some pictures now that I never got around to sharing over the past week.
|I came home from PA to a clean house and a birthday cake thanks to Jeff!|
|My uber-cute 15 month-old nephew on Christmas Eve. |
Uber-cute nephew again, this time in video form.