Yesterday was much needed for some rest, as there were plenty of things that needed taking care of:
My Muscles: They put up with a lot between Monday and Tuesday, without any complaints. Yesterday, my right knee was telling me to slow it down and take the day off. Happily! I know when to take a step back and listen. No running, no spin, no yoga; just rest.
The Kitchen: Without a dishwasher (I know), it’s easy to let things pile up and quickly take over the counter. We’re learning to tag-team and wash immediately, but every now and then it looks like that (see above).
Training Plan, B: The first time I created a plan for the National Half, it was a little over zealous, but slow. Huh? I was jumping right into 40-45 miles per week, but with paces slower than I’m currently running and speed-work that just wouldn’t fit the challenge. It was necessary to revamp, so I now have lower mileage weeks (30-35) with faster paces – the way I like it. I’ll start the LRs on Saturday with 13, building up to 20 (I have my reasons 🙂 ), and landing in DC fully prepared for 13.1 + some.
My Feet: After more than six months and way too many miles, my feet were more than ready for some new shoes. I had a coupon for Roadrunner Sports, and they had the exact same shoe I was wearing. Perfect! I grabbed my size, some new inserts, and was out the door. Easy as that.
I also had an appoint that was long overdue! D got me this card, with a pedicure gift certificate, when I finished the Denver RnR Marathon:
Much better than a Finisher’s medal 🙂 I finally treated my toes to the TLC they’ve been craving since that day, just a few months late. They look normal! Good stuff.
What sort of things have you needed to take care of lately?
Today, it’s a hint of sore throat that I’m preemptively attacking with hot tea + honey, OJ and plenty of fruits + veggies. Winter Cold, you won’t win.