I finally carved a pumpkin yesterday! Better late than never, right?
I can’t decide if it looks happy or creepy. Maybe both? I think that’s the creepiest type of creepy… when someone looks at you with a smile, and then you slowly realize that it’s not a happy smile, but a creepy smile. Think evil clowns.
ANYWAY. After Saturday’s long run, I took the World’s Greatest Nap and then went out to celebrate Halloween. I dressed up as a… RUNNER! Yes, lame, I know. I just knew I’d never be able to top last year’s costume, so I didn’t even try. Plus, I was able to wear my compression sleeves as part of my costume (shorts, running top, race bib and Brooks), which was extremely necessary given the fact that I ran 18 miles that day.
For reference, this was last year’s costume:
YOU try to top that and then come talk to me.
I’m feeling 100% back in good health even though I stayed out laaaate on Saturday night and enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages. I am so, so, so thankful to be better and able to fully resume training.
And aside from my knees feeling a little creaky on Sunday, my legs don’t even feel like I pounded them into cement for nearly three hours this weekend! That’s definitely due to the fact that I stretched, foam-rolled and iced my knees, plus wore compression sleeves during and after the run.
Fun fact: My compression sleeves are a women’s size large. My calves measure 15.5" at the largest point, and that’s the low end of the large size on the CEP sizing chart. Ain’t no shame here! Cheers for having wicked muscular calves.*
*Except when they outgrow very cute knee-high boots.