I took a boxing class on Thursday for the first time and I’ve been sore as all hell ever since. Oddly, it’s not my arms/upper body that’s sore, it’s my upper legs, especially my quads, that are giving me the most grief. I had to bail on spin class Saturday morning because walking was a struggle and I was too worried that spinning would knock me out completely — problematic when I was signed up to run a 5K on Sunday morning. Instead, I spent most of Saturday (slowly) walking around the city, foam rolling, doing lots of yoga stretches, and running a hot bath. All of that helped, at least a little, and I went to bed not totally resigned to the fact that I might have to walk the entire 5k.
Well, Sunday morning came and I was up at the crack of dawn. I was supposed to catch the bus to meet my friend at her apartment, and we’d set off to the 5K together. Somehow, though, I COMPLETELY spaced out when I was on the first bus and missed my transfer stop. Like, I missed it by almost ten stops. I really don’t know why I wasn’t paying more attention… But I decided to stay on the bus until almost the end, since that would get me halfway to my friend’s apartment, and then I’d switch to the Metro. However, when I hopped out at the third to last stop to transfer to the Metro, I realized that my SmarTrip, or my public transit pass, had fallen out of my pocket and was likely on the seat I had been sitting next to.