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Feeling Tight

by Meghann on September 27, 2011

Stttrrreeettcchhhhhh

My legs are TIGHT today. Very, very tight. My flexibility has gone down to zero and the idea of touching my toes sounds like a big cruel joke. The best I have right now is leaning over and simply waving at my toes. Hello, toes! You’re looking good down there!

I had a serious session with my foam roller this morning that brought be to tears – Hurt. So. Good - and a mile walk with Maddie that really loosened my legs up. Besides the tight muscles, the rest of my body seems to be recovering smoothly. I have big plans for a flow yoga class the this afternoon, the perhaps a light run tomorrow. :)

I did a little experimenting in the kitchen this morning for an article I’m working on.

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The results were better than I expected, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to keep the recipe under wraps for now.

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Trust me. It’s good. ;)

Funny Story

On Sunday my plan was to wear my swim watch from the start and have it be my all-sport timer for the race. Once out of the water I was going to wear my Garmin for my bike and running portions of the tri to track my pace for the two events.

I stashed the Garmin in my bike shoe and slipped it on during T1 without giving it a second thought. I did notice that the velcro strap didn’t stretch as far around my wrist as it normally does, but I assumed that was just because I was wearing it a little higher on my arm.

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The Garmin knocked my swim watch a little bit during the bike portion, but nothing major. In T2 I switched the sport on the Garmin to run and checked it constantly as I tracked mine and Kelly’s 3 minute run and 30 second walk status. The watch did what it was supposed to do and I was so happy I made the extra effort to strap it on during transition.

It wasn’t until AFTER I crossed the finish line and gave my little brother a big hug that he pointed out something was wrong.

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Ummm….. turns out I did all 56 miles on the bike and 13.1 miles on the run with my charger STILL attached to my Garmin!! If you thought the Garmin was bulky before, well you have no idea how bulky it can get! ;)

We all had a big laugh about it and were all shocked I never noticed it during any portion of my race. That just goes to show that your mind really is elsewhere when you’re focused on a goal – everything else sort of tunes out and doesn’t matter. ;)

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