Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hung Over

Go see this movie. It is pee your pants funny.

I am hung-over. Not the FUN kind of hangover that reminds you (me) of topless dancing on a bar lit on fire with Bacardi 151 (Who am I kidding, I have never seen either). I am talking about a post run hangover. But, let me back up…

Last night, I went for a 3 mile run. It.Was.Glorious. During the run, the pain-o-meter was just barely tipping the scales at a 3.5/10. Not bad. In fact, I talked to my buddy who is running the Twin Cities Marathon last night and told him that if I could keep that level of discomfort throughout the entire race, I’d run it! I iced my knee and lower leg down like a mad man and wasn’t feeling much discomfort at all when I went to bed. On top of that, the great thing about going to bed with a runners high instead of being 8 beers in is that you don’t have to put up with the whole “the world is spinning out of control” thing while trying to sleep.

However, when I work up in the morning, I immediately knew that I was going to be feeling it. To say that my knee was stiff and sore is probably like saying David Hasselhoff had a headache the day after his cheeseburger eating incident. I got up, took a shower, stretched, and iced and hoped that all would be right with the world. While the ice did wonders, I still ended up popping one Advil to sooth away the pain when I got to work. That stuff is amazing. No less than an hour later and I have no pain. Dangerous.

I had originally wanted to run 6 miles today (Tuesday), rest on Wednesday, and run 10 miles on Thursday as a test. We’ll see how that goes!

11 comments:

Bob Hazen said...

Good to see you're out on the road again. Today will be harder on you though - take it slow coming back. 3.5 is STILL 3.5.

Pat said...

Good luck. Here's hoping you can get those miles in.

Let me know if you guys want to carb load with us on Saturday. I think we are eating at the Spaghetti Factory near the start line.

OhMyLaughter said...

Seriously nothing compares to runners high! GL with it all.

Kelly said...

Yay for feeling better! Good luck with the 6 and 10 milers, but don't push it too hard!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i'm familiar with the pain-o-meter... good luck with your comeback :) Reminds me that i still haven't seen that movie but want to!

Julia said...

Love that movie :)
I don't know how I would live without my ibuprofen. I pop them like they're altoids. oops..... lol. I hope your pain goes away so you can rock your scheduled runs!

The Sean said...

maybe a couple of 20 minute runs with more hydrating... like water;)
that 10miler could really take away from your marathon goal at this point.

Adam said...

The Sean: Unfortunately, I decided last night to officially bag the Twin Cities attempt. I'm going to try for a PR in Jan, so I don't want to derail the training any more than is needed. I'll probs look for a race in Nov to use as training.

Going to hit the bike hard all this week and get back into running next week.

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like you're heading in the right direction. Good luck!

Michelle said...

Did you run 10?

YAY FOR LESS OR NO PAIN!!!!!

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