Picking up the slack!
Anytime you take one working part away from a unified system, someone or something ends up picking up the slack in order to keep the system working efficiently. Eventually, things end up breaking, mothers have break downs, or things end up changing.
This is what is happening to my body this week. As many of you know, the left side of my body has been having a few issues. I have been working through a hamstring strain and an abdominal strain. Nothing too serious but it has still been frustrating and my body hasn't been able to perform like I'd hope it to. Because of this, my right leg has been "Picking Up The SLACK!" Apparently, it is fed up and is ready for its significant other to be home from vacation and start pulling its weight again.
Good News: My hamstring and abdominal strains are healing up nicely.
Bummer for Today News: My right leg, the one picking up the slack, is refusing to do anything today. It has declared today a non-performance day. It officially decided it was done for a bit after my hill workout yesterday. I was almost done with my last repeat and my right leg said "HELL NO, I WON'T GO!" No kidding. It just ran out of fizzle and I knew that if I pushed it one step further that I'd be injured.
So I listened. I'm still listening. I dished out some cash for a sports massage and let my awesome sports chiropractor torture me with his graston tools. Today, there wasn't much running. At least not at a decent pace or without that quiet little voice of pain yelling at me. Warning me to stop...or else. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm listening body. Yes, you've been picking up the slack. I get it. I'll take it easy. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Because I'm ready to run fast.
|In the meantime, I'm still Joyful about living. Life is good. Especially when you open a package from Lucy and get to sample some new Lucy running shorts. I didn't even wait to change out of my other clothes before trying them on. And apparently, I thought it was necessary to lift up my shirt so you could get a full view of the shorts. I'll let you know more about the shorts soon. AND those rad Keen boots! Oh, you bet I'll be talking about those babies! LOVE them!|