Ok, I seriously think I pulled my butt muscle. I'm sorry if this is TMI, but if I can't talk about it here, where else am I going to discuss my butt?
Last week when I ran intervals, the following day I could barely walk. My butt muscles hurt sooooo bad. I thought I was just sore, but I'm thinking I may have pulled something. I didn't notice it too much when I ran the race on Saturday. But last night my left butt muscle started hurting immediately after I started running intervals. And today I can barely walk, it hurts so bad. This is SO frustrating! So I'm not sure what to do at this point. Do I take a week off running? I really don't have a lot of time to take off with my 10K just around the corner. What's interesting to me is that it didn't bother me much on Saturday, I felt it a little but not nearly like I did last night. So is this a pulled muscle or an interval thing? Thoughts on this my fellow runners?
Beyond the pain in my butt (ha ha) it was nice running with a friend last night. It went by a lot faster. She stopped after 2 miles, but I went and did another half mile on my own. I would have done the full mile but again, I was a lot of pain. I'm very happy I have found a running buddy though.
It's been a lovely stretch with husband home since last Tuesday. He leaves tomorrow for a 2 day trip, not coming back until Friday night. So I am back on my own again. I need to get some Jillian 30 Day Shred workouts in while he's gone. I haven't done a Jillian workout in a few weeks, so I need to get her in. My once, toned arms are probably back to flab now. One step forward, two back... right?
Eating has been ok for me. I've been reading a fun new blog lately (www.nosugarsweetlife.com) and she keeps a similar food log like I do, only hers are with really cool photos. Anyway, as I see what she eats daily, it's really making me realize I don't eat nearly as many veggies as I should. I'm great with lean meats and fruit, but I don't have a whole lot of vegetables in my diet. This needs to change. I'm not a huge vegetable fan, so this is difficult for me. But I am going to try really hard to have at least one of my meals with a vegetable in it.
Ok, back to work!