Thursday, July 22, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.  Take a look at upcoming races on my sidebar.  There are two things of note.  First I am racing a 5K in New York this weekend which Darlene highly recommends!  Plus it has the added benefit of allowing me to meet Darlene!  The race is in Saratoga.  So before I come back to Vermont I plan to visit Target and pick up things on my department store list. We are woefully absent a good department store in my neck of the woods!

2. Take another look at the races on my sidebar.  I have finally finally made up my mind and registered for a fall marathon.  I got shut out of a couple and this one appears to be closing soon.  The good news is Emily is doing it also.  The bad news is it is a 6 hour drive and my heel is giving me some major issues. I am doing what I can to help it and being hopeful.  But I have odd timing.

3. Today I ran 16 miles as part of my marathon training. I was slow but part of that slowness was due to my heel not feeling so great. I didn't have to alter my gait and it wasn't in horrible pain but I want it to have no pain.  I have been icing it and doing the stretches my chiro recommended. I see him again on Monday.  The good parts of today's run were that it was on my favorite route - the Burlington Bike Path. It was overcast and therefore not that hot.  I wasn't super tired and ready to die at the end of the 16 miles.

Here are some pics from the route I love.



















25 comments:

Darlene said...

Such as a beautiful route! Saratoga is not so scenic but there are horses & it's flat :)

Looking forward to meeting you. I invited some other local bloggers but they can't make it. You'll have to come back to NY.

P said...

No wonder that's a favorite route - it's so pretty! How exciting that you've decided on a marathon, hope you solve your heel issues quickly.

Christina said...

Such a pretty route. I hope your heel will resolve by itself soon.

Lisa said...

Your pics are always so pretty. You're lucky to be able to run there. Hope your heel is better.

Meg said...

Nice job finishing your 16 miles. That must have been the magic number for long runs this week!
Have a great weekend!

Patrick Mahoney said...

awesome pics, good luck in NY

Dash said...

Wow, those are some great pics! I dare to say running on that route may alleviate some of hte pain. Vermont is truly beautiful! Take care of that heel!

Anne said...

What a beautiful route to run on...wow!
Really sorry to hear about our heal...I certainly hope it all clears up quickly. Where is the Wine Glass Marathon (I had never heard of that one...sounds awesome!) :)

Anne said...

Oops your *heel* :) :) (Freudian slip) :)

egb said...

Such a pretty run! You always have great pictures of the places you run. Congrats on the big marathon decision!

Johann said...

I can see why you love that route, beautiful! I hope the heel sorts out soon. Glad you got your marathon to train for. I like knowing exactly what I'm training for. Enjoy the 5k and take care.

Julie said...

Wow, you had such a pretty run! I love the pictures and those clouds look stunning with the lake:) Nice job on the 16 miler:) I would of been close to doing that distance too...if I were still training for my full:( I will live my training through you and a few other bloggers running a full this fall!

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Good luck with your race:)

Marlene said...

Congrats on selecting a marathon! Great job on your run yesterday - I hope that heel holds up for you!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great pictures! Congrats on choosing your upcoming races. Fun stuff!

Tricia said...

I always love your pics.

and I love the ifitness belt too. :)

Katie A. said...

With views like that I could run for miles and miles, too! Hope the heal starts feeling better!

Jocelyn said...

My friend ran the Wine Glass last year (I was suppose to but was hurt). Its soooo pretty but watch out for traffic!!

Darlene said...

If I ever run a Marathon, that's the one - it sounds great on the website. A Masters team sounds like maybe for next year...any 50 yr old women interested?

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck! I've run Silks & Satins before and it is a pretty good one. Very flat. Have fun!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I'm sorry to hear about your heel. Your header photo is such a good one - with you mountain climbing.

LMC said...

Good job on the 16 miler and thanks for sharing the beautiful pix! I'm sorry about your heel. I hope it gets better real soon so that you can be ready for the Wine Glass Marathon, sounds nice. Have fun at the 5K this weekend!!

Char said...

No wonder that's one of your favourite runs. So pretty! Good luck with your marathon training. Hope the heel's feeling better soon.

MCM Mama said...

Lovely pictures! Much better than what I get to see when I run.

Hope the heel feels better quickly.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Good luck in the race! Maybe I'll see you there. :)

Suzy said...

I'm bummed I couldn't head up to Saratoga this morning to meet you. I work on Sat morning so I couldn't. I hope it wasn't too hot out for the race.