First, I will be doing a review here in the next week or two of a foam roller! Really excited to try it out. I'll be reviewing it for CSNstores. If you aren't familiar with CSNstores yet (how could you not be??? come on...) - they have just about anything and everything you could want with a collection of over 200 online stores. They have fitness equipment, handbags, shoes, luggage, bedding, etc. You can even buy a bar stool there. My favorite store, of course, is the cookware.com store. But pretty much anything ya want. (I got a fabulous food dehydrator from CSN recently that I cannot wait to try out.)
Now onto my current state of being... which is UGH. What do you do when you're in the middle of training for a major event and you feel ick? I can't even explain my ick. I've been cramping for 3 days straight. Could it be dehydration? I have tried to push through some miles since my long run, and though nothing feels sore, my legs just won't go. Their magical go-go juice is depleted. Nothing specific hurts (besides my abdomen!), but nothing will GO. Do I rest? Do I push through and hope for better days? I'm at a loss, and there isn't a lot of spare time to be fooling with my training. Marathon #1 is now less than 8 weeks away... with this weekend out of town, 2 (maybe 3) weekends with races and 2 weekends of taper. I think I shall press forward unless I feel a specific pain area. I'm ready to go. My confidence was at an all time high after the 19.1, but now it's headed downhill.
I am still in shock about not being sore from that last long run. I think I'm a believer in the compression socks, for sure. A full review on the socks is coming in the very near future as well!!!