I'm so behind on everything, so bear with me. I have lots of cute kid pics and other stuff to blog about but no time. I have about 5 min now so will write a couple things.
Kids: They are saying the funniest things! The other day we were explaining about #1 and #2 to Calvin (yes, the bodily functions). After we told him about what #1 and #2 are, he said, "So, diarrhea is #3!". Much laughter :).
Michelle devoured cherries at lunch today and made the biggest mess ever. They were all over. She had to have a bath afterward. I got a photo of her covered in cherry juice but no time to download right now. There was even cherry juice on her back, believe it or not. She also has a nasty skinned nose & forehead from taking a header off the swing at school yesterday. The child has NO fear.
Tuesday morning track workout: Six Yasso 800s were on the schedule. I was also meeting a friend at the track to teach her some racewalking technique, so I ended up resting a little more in between the 800s than is best, but that was OK because I really wanted to help her out. And I still did them, and did them pretty darn fast. She showed up after I did the 3rd one, so the extra rest was only between the last 3. Here were my times: 4:34, 4:30, 4:31, 4:28, 4:28, 4:26. Niiiice. I felt fast & good.
Wednesday - cross-training; biked to weight training and did a good hard set which I won't list here because of the time, and also did abs.
Monday night I got a massage. Lars is amazing and I felt super when I left. He gave my R piriformis lots of extra attention and it helped quite a bit.
Tuesday I went to physical therapy. My therapist agreed that it is probably the piriformis (though there is a small chance it is a disc problem in my back... but he thinks it more likely that it's a RW overuse thing w/the piriformis) and gave me some exercises & stretches to do at home. He also wants me to get some more of my fave anti-inflammatory, diclofenac, from my doc, and take it more often. Good idea :). He said there isn't much more he can do... but did recommend that I get massages at least 2x/month. I guess I can't object too strenuously to that since they feel great.
Race countdown: 9 days until Portland-to-Coast. Only 6.5 weeks until the Portland Marathon.