Monday, August 11, 2008

Massage Monday

AM: 60 mins.
8 miles
PM: 30 min. walk

Defying all expectations, the weather has continued its unprecedented mildness for another day. After sleeping in until 8 (!!) and doing some office work, I finally made it outside for my run around 9am. Temps were in the low 70s and the humidity was quite low as well, which made for a very pleasant run. Did the Candler Park loop plus out and back on the Freedom Trail to Highland Bakery to make it an even hour.

The true highlight of my day was the long-awaited massage I enjoyed this afternoon. After still not hearing back from Jeff's friend, I decided to roll up to Massage Envy and see what they could do for me. I was a bit skeptical of this massage "chain," but their web site said they could do sports massage and their introductory rate was $39/hour, so I figured it was worth a shot. Turns out they're pretty legit, or at least Richard is. Per my instructions he spent a good bit of time hunkered down in the hamstring/butt/hip region and really loosened things up. There was even some active release and rolfing involved. At least that's what I was told...I really have no idea what either of those things are. Don't tell anyone.

I debated an evening double even though it wasn't on the schedule, but opted for a walk and some stretching instead. We shall see during my track workout tomorrow if the massage produced any tangible benefits. Also, while walking I ran into (walked into?) my friend Colleen. She was sitting in front of Figo waiting to meet a friend for dinner. We chatted for a bit and made plans to run together one day this week. I was just complaining to Jordan about how boring it is for me to run by myself every day, and then I bump into a running partner in my own neighborhood. Great way to end the day.


Owen said...

As long as it was rolfing and not ralphing...