That song is STUCK in my head. I gotta find it online or something and listen to it to get it out.
Anyway...that stuff works, you wanna know why? Cause today I did a set of 6 sprints with NO PAIN. Yup, I ran today with no pain when I did sprints. Not one tinge of pain. The only time I could feel any kind of hurt was when I would run slow. Maybe that means I've got to become a sprinter. Hahaha, yeah right. I enjoy long runs. Today I walked/ran/sprinted 4 miles and I feel good. :)
Here's how it went this morning. I started out walking at my usual pace. I turned a corner and something in my head said, "Ok, Cathy. I want you to sprint to that pole." So, that's what I did. I sprinted as hard as my little legs would take me. When I got to the pole I walked for a minute and while I walked I heard, "Ok, there's no pain. Let's do 6 sprints total. You've done one and here comes another. When you get to that corner sprint until you get to the next corner." I listened and did it again. I got to the end and walked to recover. Then I heard, "You're doing great. This time we aren't going to sprint we're just going to run at a fast pace from the corner to the bridge." Ok, that's a longer distance, but I got this. I ran, no pain other than my lungs getting used to breathing like that again. It kept going like that until I had done 6 sprints without any problems. When I got to the playground I heard, "Ok, we're going to jog at a normal pace now. It may hurt a little, but we're kind of looking for that and I want you to run through it for a couple seconds." So, I ran around the corner and under a bridge until I heard, "When you get to that sign, stop." I stopped when I got there and stretched out my legs some and felt that I should do some kicks. I walked some more around a little loop that took me up to a bridge. When I got there it came again, "Sprint over the bridge." I did it and felt fine. I walked some more. Took a picture and heard, "Now jog home." I jogged home. The aches I felt were less than what they were when I jogged by the park and under the bridge. I did 4 miles 6 minutes faster than I did last week, I'm sure the sprints helped. :) I felt good other than getting used to breathing again while running. I even came home and did my stretches and exercises right away. That foam roller thing....PAINFUL! I don't know how people like that thing.
So, I'm on the right track to be better by Monday if today I'm feeling 85-90% today. I just gotta keep on keepin' on. :)
"Run with your heart instead of your mind. When you run with your mind you think of what you can and can't do, but when you run with your heart, you forget about what you can't do and just go out and do it."