Yesterday - Saturday - was a gorgeous day with perfect temps. I had the go ahead from my chiropractor to run 6 miles at a time to get ready for my relay next Saturday. I seem to be running really slowly. Getting used to orthotics is a whole thing in itself. But T showed up at 7 a.m. and off we went. The 6 felt great. When we got back to my house I had a quick chocolate milk and changed my clothes. I was sweaty from my run and didn't want to head out on the bike wet. As it was I could have had another layer on as it was definitely cool on the bike. We did the same 12 we have done before but we did it in the opposite direction. Man oh man it made a difference. It is hilly no matter what but yesterday we headed up this hill you see me running down. That hill continues up for a ways. We turned right less than 2 miles up but it was a workout. Many hard core riders continue up over the gap, down the other side and up and down another gap. Wow! I thought just our short section was hard. So then we were headed in the opposite direction on all the dirt roads. I did not feel we were able to take advantage of the downhills as the gravel was too loose, blind curves, lurking dogs etc. Going in the other direction is not only easier on a bike but more fun! But I did feel like I had a great workout. I was whipped. I came home and finished a book, watched some West Wing and took a nap. I really accomplished nothing. Oh well. That will happen today. I thought maybe I would run and bike again today but it was POURING. So we ran the 6 miles again today and got completely soaked. I don't mind - in fact I like - running in the rain but I had no desire to take my bike out.
My heel is sore, too sore I don't know. I had to take my hubby to Btown to pick up a car so I went to Ski Rack to pick up Gus etc. for next Sat.'s relay. Then I went to Barnes and Noble to use some gift cards. I bought the Wicked CD because I will be seeing Wicked over Labor Day weekend in Boston! Woo Hoo! I also bought a new book on Running Injuries Treatment and Prevention by Jeff Galloway and someone else. I liked the format and thought it might be handy to have around. It may be putting the cart after the horse at this time but may help in the future. I know you can find all kinds of info on line but in my opinion there is nothing like a book in hand to leaf through, look at and go back to.
Has anyone who has seen Wicked read the book? I have it, tried to get into it several years ago and couldn't. Should I try again?
So this week I had 49 miles on the bike and 16 miles running.
If you live in one of the four states having a primary this week be sure and