Total Miles Trained For Elijah: 234 (less than 400 to go!)
My sore ankle/foot/toes/leg was doing A-OK (knock on wood) by Monday, my rest day. Well, throughout the day, I realized that I now had a sore left hamstring. It's always something! That night I realized that it was painful to stand, roll over in bed, etc. It was definitely talking to me. So I decided to rest yesterday. By last night and this morning, it was feeling almost like new. So I set out for my 4-mile tempo run. I did well through mile 1 (10:49 - right on target). I could feel it as I finished that mile. So I walked. Then I set out for mile 2, taking it easy. Well, I did that mile in 9:51 -- crazy! I planned to stop then, but then I realized that I still had to get home, so I'd just run the last mile easily. That one turned out to be 10:19, to my surprise.
So I have stretched like crazy and have gotten some relief. I'll continue to monitor the hamstring... I have to be smart about this so as to not sideline myself! Rest is better than a "no running" order. Hands down!
Elijah has been hospitalized. He was dehydrated and seems to be doing much better. Check out his website.