Well it appears that my injury was only a slight muscle strain or pull. After six days of no running, I'm back on my feet again. On Sunday, I did 5 minutes of slow jogging along with 55 minutes of alternative cardio. Yesterday, in place of a planned 15 mile long run, I alternated 20 minutes of bike, 20 minutes of treadmill (5 minutes walk, 10 minutes slow jog, 5 minutes walk), and 20 minutes of elliptical, and repeated that 3 times for three hour cardio workout. Today my hamstring felt good, so I did 5 miles on the treadmill. Tomorrow I will attempt 10 miles outside. My original training schedule had me doing 24 miles or so next Monday, but I think I'll plan on 20 but be happy with 15 if I hit any glitches. I'm much happier than I was last week at this time when I was thinking I'd have to walk the entire 50K (no way was I thinking of not doing it!).
Now on to a totally different topic. I watch two reality shows, the first one is Biggest Loser and the second one is Dancing with the Stars. I have to tell you, I am in lust with Gilles. For those of you who don't know, he was Samantha's nekkid shower taking neighbor in Sex and the City. I really enjoyed him shaking his booty in the samba two weeks ago, but last night's Paso Doble had me wiping the drool off my chin. In case you missed it.....enjoy! (the actual dance is in the middle)
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