So be sure when you step. You step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

5k Summer Series, #5 and Free Science

The Summer 5k Summer series is over.
And, unfortunately, it did not end well.

I felt pretty comfortable with my "pain in the butt". I had 2 massages, lots of stretching and I did a short run yesterday, which felt really good.

I got to the race, warmed up and stretched - again, it felt good.

The race started and I immediately felt stiffness in my hamstring. I focused on staying relaxed. Mile 1 was in 6:20. Leg was tight but I felt okay.

Next there was some hills. And my hamstring did not like the hills. Got to the turn around right on pace (avg 6:45). Now the remainder of the course was downhill. The plan was to fly.

I did not fly.
My hamstring flared up and every step hurt. I considered quitting but the athlete in me said, No, just keep going. So I turned off my watch and kept going.

I finished - not sure what my time was. Ignorance is bliss.

Usually, when I finish a 5K, I feel exhausted. When I finished this race, I did not feel fatigued at all. I barely feel like I even worked out today! But regardless, I was so happy when I finally passed the finish line.

I popped immediately on a message bed and got a 20 minute massage. My muscle was having spasms at first but by the end of the massage, it felt pretty good.

I came home and iced and now it feels just fine. It actually feels very loose, thanks to the massage. I'm going to cautiously take it day-by-day and keep you guys updated.

on a happier note, the Science Museum was free this weekend! It was very crowded and hard to maneuver our limo-stroller:

Even with the crowds, the kids managed to get some learning in:

Even David got some learning in:

And I even found ways to be tough ;)

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