I started out great but like I said, the water getting in my shoes took some getting used to. I had my ipod up to max volume to give me a push. I felt a lot of energy from the warming temp. I tried really, really hard not to look at my Garmin but couldn't help myself a few times. A little addictive. :). I am actually glad I did because it kicked my butt a few times. I wrapped up the seven miles in exactly 70 minutes - I am not kidding - I hit the stop button at 7 miles and time was exactly 1:10. Crazy. I felt pretty good about it and anxious to get going on some speed work this week. Thanks to Run to the Finish for putting it together!
Now on to today's adventures. I did not do my long run today as I am running with a coworker tomorrow. So tonight I had my soccer game which I was really excited about! Last week we played a team filled with 19 and 20 year olds and I knew this week's opponents were more in the 30+ set. Thankfully. Anyway, I had a lot of energy to burn and couldn't wait to get on the field. I play mid-field so there is a lot of running but today when I got out there, something felt funny in the right quad. I ran around a bit hoping it would go away. Then on a rush for the goal, I crumpled in what I thought was a charlie horse (the worst one I have ever had!). I dragged myself off and then began stretching and trying to work it out.
I waited it out until the second half and went back in. I was running around OK and then again on a break for the ball on the right way, I planted my left foot with the intent of striking with my right foot and my whole body went down with killer pain in my right upper quad. I think it is my hip flexor?? It is very painful to lift my leg and I literally dragged my right leg home.
So now what do I do?? I will be really bummed if this squashes my soccer playing but even worse if I can't run. I welcome any and all advice. I am trying to do RICE but if there other helpful tips - I'll take them. :)
Speaking of helpful tips - thank-you to all who commented on my last post. I really took everything in and will make that call this week. At this point (injury aside) I am really considering doing the 1/2 and save Marathon #2 for the fall. I have decided I can be mom, wife, friend, sister etc... AND runner. I just need to know my limits. :) Thanks again all. :)