My Non-Running Life

It’s been more than 3 weeks since my last run, and almost 4 weeks since I actually pushed it while running. Does my hamstring hurt any less? Until 3 days ago, the answer was “nope.” Does it hurt any worse? No, so that’s good, I guess. But to say I’m frustrated with the pace of progress, or lack thereof, would be an understatement.

Here’s how my time since the Cambridge Half has gone:

Day 1: Sports massage. Learned how to foam roll and OMG HINT: it does not involve any movement! What?!

Day 2: 45-minute YogaSculpt class at Acorn Yoga. Hated the shorter format. Slept on my brand new mattress for the first time ever and am pretty sure I died in my sleep – it was THAT comfortable.

20171122_173314Day 3: Got up at 5am and drove to Longmeadow. Worked a full day from my dad’s house, then went to my first class at Heartsong Yoga in actual years. This is the place where I fell in love with yoga, so it’s always nice to go back. I took a flow class with Sheila, the owner and the teacher who taught me to love yoga and love myself. Might have overdone it a tad, as my hamstring was a little annoyed with me afterward. Continue reading