Tough Day but Good, In the Moment

Woke up this morning 4 am at  my left knee hurting. Went back to sleep but it was still hurting when I got up. I knew the usual corrupt is the IT Band. Originally I was going to do the bike club’s 46 mile but I thought that might push it. Did the Myo-flacial release with pinky ball and foam roller which leg felt better.  Email a friend that I would ride with her 30 miles but go earlier to get few more in.

The ride with Sarah was great. We stop at Smolak’s farm and great conversations. As we bike back to start, I told her I am going take a right to add miles and see her at the end. I was tired but my mind was fresh from being in the present moment. I wasn’t counting down the miles but making sure I had enough. When I got back to my car, my mind was ready for the transition run. The first tenth mile was slow but I was able to pick up the pace. Before I knew it the run was over. As Mark Allen says, “My mind went quiet.” It made the difference in my workout today.

Picture of Sarah and me at the bike club cookout:


Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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