Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm Right There With Ya!!!! YAH HOO!!!

(2hrs 01 minutes) :)

Following my run, I sent my hubby outside to fill the 5-gallon bucket with snow (something we have plenty of.) I then put that (bucket and all) into the tub, moved a chair in from the kitchen and set the timer for 20 minutes. I sunk my left ankle deep into that arctic water and put my computer on my lap and looked for people on-line to talk me through the next 20 minutes of ice-bath. I assured QueenB that it was simply preventative medicine, as I have taken to caring for my Achilles tendon in that sort of way. She was SUCH A HELP and got me through the 20 minutes (even as her daughter climbed the stairs in roller blades - maybe she will need an ice bath of her own) and I digress - that's dedication and I appreciate it. From there, I headed to the living room floor for a series of stretches - helped by my kids and husband. Then, I hit as cold of a shower as I could stand. After about 5 minutes, I went as hot as I could go. I feel good, I feel empowered, I feel amazed that my body is holding up (except for one black toenail, a small blister, and a mildly sore left foot that has certainly felt much much worse.) ***over 24 hours later and a great day of skiing, I am happy to say that there is zero pain, soreness, agony in my foot or any other part of my body. Yah for the ice bath***

So - Kari, I applaud you! Nice job. AND, if you will allow me to, I applaud myself. (mostly because I kicked the arse out of that 12-mile run that was originally going to be split into 2 6-mile runs. I hit the 6 mile mark and felt great, then the 4 and said EASY, then the 2 and said 'what kind of fool would stop now?) YEAH BABY!!!


  1. Haven't left many comments, but I am in AWE of both of you. Well done.

  2. Well done!

    Never split your long run though. If you do it is of no effect.


  3. Keep up the great work my friend and I will make you strawberries and cream. I am glad you chose to do it in one swoop. Can I get a Woop Woop! Rock on sista friend. You are the bomb!

  4. I'm kinda liking the sound of Nutella and bananas, now *thanks rUntoNamAste!!!

  5. Great job, Laura!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture!! What a great weekend!!! You rock!