Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saving Lives.....One Mile and One Pint at a Time

The day started with Clair having dance class. She was so cute! Her skills have improved so much over the last year, and the routine for the recital this year is so adorable. I can not wait to see her perform. She then went down to my parents house for the weekend.

Because of dance class I missed the team run, but I was going to be attending the foam roller and core clinic. I have a new best friend. I got a foam roller to help with myofacial release, or self massage of my muscles. Just in the few minutes of the clinic my IT band (side of my thigh) felt a lot better! Then I went to lunch with my mentor and three teammates. It is great to get know others that I am going to be running with!

Since I did not do my team run, I still needed to do my run for the day. So I went to the Firstenburg Community Center to do my run on the treadmill. It was a debate on whether I should do an outdoor run or a treadmill run, and I would soon find out why I chose the treadmill. When I got there on the door was a sign for a blood drive and there was an urgent need for blood (not a surprise with the situation in Haiti). So I did 5.5 miles on the treadmill. Oh man, it was hard....but I did it! Then I decided to go donate some blood.

Not my most brilliant idea ever, but it was worth it! I will save three lives with that blood. When I arrived there I was still sweating buckets! I think the guy taking my blood thought I was crazy until I told him I was at the gym. After giving the blood, I was forced to stay for cookies and juice. Well when I got home I experienced a few dizzy spells. Oh well! Good thing I am able to chug water to get my fluid level up.
Juice and Cookies


Morgan said...

Awesome that you donated after a dreadmill run! :) I realized you mentioned Mel's 1000++ club and stalked you down. :)

I L-O-V-E my foam roller and it is my savior with my ITB issues. You will not regret this relationship one bit! :)

Morgan said...

P.S. I absolutely love, love, love your header quote!

EricaH said...

A good run and a good deed sounds like a pretty productive day. :)

Jodie said...

Micki - YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!!!! Just wanted you to know that you are an inspiration to me. I have never been a runner myself, but have started. And I am actually starting to like it!

Much love