Was a little hesitant about today…. running 5 miles only 18 hours after running 10 miles… but it actually went very well. Two episodes into Entourage season 7 and so far I must admit that the older Entourage seasons were better…. but we will see. It is a gorgeous 40 degrees here in MN right now and if I had thought about it- I should of ran outside! Glen and Addie are in our backyard skating on the ice as I write…. what a great day!
So I have always been a very type A person- borderline OCD and so I never really understood the idea of yoga…. what- you mean you just stretch and hold… what kind of workout is that? I need to sweat and be tired to feel like I accomplished something. But after a lot of convincing by my chiropractor, accupunturist, friends and others I am going to give yoga a full out try. A friend recommended the Sculpt Yoga DVDS from Core Power here in MN- so I went and bought them. To be honest- I never stretch- I mean never- not before a run- not after… and yes I know it is amazing that I dont get hurt- I cant explain it either. So- I am going to try to become a yogi- I know it will help running and my well being- if only I can be patient enough to do it
Now to my last new item…. background info- I have ground my teeth at night for like 20 years and have worn a mouthguard for about 15 years…. yes it is very attractive and my kids call it my “night tooth” When I got pregnant the muscles in your body changed and I developed very mild TMJ….. and then after I had the kids it went away. Well…. as luck would have it- it is back (no pregnancy involved!) and it is bad this time…. my jaw clicks and pops and hurts!! I am going to see someone about it but in the mean time a oral surgeon friend of ours suggested that I may be clenching my jaw when I run and therefore should wear a mouthguard….. well- not only do I clench when I run- I noticed that I clench all the time…. so as if wearing a mouthguard at night was not bad enough- I just ordered one for when I run too…. a “running tooth”- how sexy!
Song of the Run: “Animal”- Neon Trees
Distance: 5 miles- 40 minutes
Quote of the day: “Sometimes people just need a high five….in the face…. with a chair….”