Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recovery Day 1

I woke up the day after the marathon feeling pretty good considering the IT band pain I experienced during the race. My hips definitely hurt when I walked, but I'd say it was the same level of pain I'd experience from a killer boot camp class. I had a massage scheduled for 10 AM so I could really get the kinks worked out.

Now, in my last entry, I mentioned how my life outside of working out had taken a bit of a turn... breakup, broken air conditioner at my rental unit, no job, etc. I literally thought to myself, things really can't get worse, can they? Well, let me know tell you they can and they did!

Not 15 minutes after my last blog post, my apartment flooded. I'm not talking overflowing bathtub flood. I'm talking deluge of water flood coming out of my toilets. Literally, water was gushing out of the toilets, sinks, and showers. I, of course, have no idea what's going on, so I think the toilet must be overflowing. Weird, since I wasn't using the bathroom, but when water gushes uncontrollably from your toilet, what else do you think?

I leap from my comfy spot on the couch (soreness... what soreness?) and I try to turn the water off on the toilet. Hmm, that doesn't work. So I guess I don't have an overflowing toilet. In the meantime, my cats (I have two) are a little freaked and running around a bit trying to figure out what's going on. The water continues to flow until it covers the living room and both bedrooms. I run around and pick everything up off the ground and call my landlord.

It turns out that the flooding came from the rainstorm over the weekend. The drain on the roof was clogged, and when they went to unclog it, they went a bit too fast. All of the rain from the past couple days was up there, and it quickly gushed into my apartment. Wow. So there I am left with a mess to clean up and a massage to get to!

I left my landlord there to deal with the mess. I went over to massage, which I was only 5 minutes late to, and I had a great relaxing hour! My legs were in decent shape according to the massage therapist, and my back was as well. She worked mostly on my hamstrings and quads, which has helped tremendously with the hip pain. Today I am moving around just fine.

It's finals week (plus all that other fabulous crap I'm dealing with) so my workouts will be light. I walked to school today which took about 20 minutes, and I'll walk home later. I'll just have to make sure I get in a nice stretch sometime later on.

Have a healthy day!

1 comment:

  1. Alright that has to be the end of it now right?! Sheesh!!! Well good move on the massage and getting a walk in today to get the legs moving!

    Get some quality stretching in so that your IT Band doesn't flare up on you again.

    Hang in there, hope things go well for your finals :)