|Rubber ducky, you're the one...|
But first, about this morning's run...
Met up with Kerrie on the Cedar River Trail for 15 miles, but a couple things were not going our way when we started:
1. I forgot gloves, and it was COLD
2. We were both late to our 7am meet-up
3. Kerrie didn't have her house key
4. We nearly started without locking our car doors
5. I unknowingly wore two socks that should be retired from rotation...the backs of the socks were under my feet within a couple miles
6. Did I mention it was COLD? And I'm stupid to wear a t-shirt and capris...
|Sally, Kerrie, Patty and Alma|
I just listened to everyone's conversations, as my head was trying to stay focused on finishing these miles. For some reason my breathing was totally cool, but my body felt like I had aged 20 years. I felt so stiff! Stupid feet and ankles. :( The cold temperature didn't help either. I usually get warm after 2 miles, but I still couldn't feel my hands or elbows at the halfway mark. The sun took forever to burn through the dense fog looming, too. Once the sun came out, it was more manageable...and I regained use of my "claw" hands.
|Oo La La!|
Kerrie and I picked up the pace for the last mile and were seeing some sub-9 times. We just wanted to be done! Once finished, we had to strike model poses for the camera.
Have I ever mentioned how AWESOME butt warmer seats in cars are? No really. They.Are.Amazing. However, I still couldn't feel my ass when I got home, which was fine, because I was going to attempt an ice bath.
I got all my supplies ready: Goober, Murphy cat, bubbles, ice, iPhone for a timer, towel, Goober's rubber duck, lady balls aka "courage." The first step into the freezing water was not fun. But I just sat down, gritted my teeth, and slowly lost feeling in my limbs. Hurray! I think it was working! At least I couldn't feel my feet burning or my ankles aching. Heck, I couldn't feel my toes. I made it to ten minutes precisely and swiftly got dried off. Success! On went the Salonpas patches and compression socks, and the rest of the day was cake (a hobble-y, sore piece of cake).
|I can't feel my legs!*|
|Murphy was my lifeguard and monitored my progress|
|Goober babbled and talked shop with me to pass time|
*What movie is this quote from?