1. No running today because I didn't have a spare minute. I taught school all day as usual. Then the kiddies went home. I came in from bus duty which wasn't too bad because spring is on it's way!!! But once I am inside I barely have time to go to the bathroom before organizing my thoughts as the parents are coming! It was the first half of parent conferences. It is hard to be at your best after a full day of school but I am sure I wowed all the parents with my insightful comments about their children! (Not!) Truly though it could have been worse. I had many wonderful things to say and no one seemed to be thinking I have ruined their child's life, spoiling his/her chances to get into (insert college of your choice here) at the age of 9. But perhaps that is going to happen tomorrow when we finish conferences!
2. I'm reading about everyone's races and wishing I had a race THIS weekend! Good luck and have fun to everyone racing out there. Can't wait to read your race reports!
3. I have to say that I think the foam roller and a tennis ball are the best things going. Before my half marathon I had the beginning of two injuries. My right hip flexor was very sore and my piriformis was rearing it's ugly head. First I started using the tennis ball for my piriformis. Talk about a cheap low tech solution. I don't know if it would work for everyone but boy did it work for me. My injury was the worst it had been since I went regularly to a chiropractor for ART. A few days with the tennis ball and it's just fine. I also purchased a foam roller, not cheap but by no means prohibitive. I have been using it for my hip flexor and IT Band. I didn't realize how tight my IT Band was. When I first started using the foam roller, OUCH! I could hardly not really make it to ten. Now, no problem whatsoever. So I have incorporated both of these into my early morning stretches. Let's hope they help to keep me running injury free!
Extra - Bailey and her new guy are the best thing to happen to Grey's Anatomy in quite awhile!
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