Now it is Sunday and I haven't run since Thursday. I decided I really needed to listen to my body (even though I have been ignoring it for weeks) and stop running. It kills me as I am someone who follows a training plan to a t. I am panicked about running a marathon not fully trained but figure if I don't do this I may not be able to run it at all. I am going to take a week off from running. And then evaluate. I may try it again in a week and see.
So Sat. and today I got my bike out of the hay barn (truthfully) and rode. Yesterday I rode 10 miles which I know isn't much for you bikers but for this runner in hilly country 10 miles seemed fine. Today I went 12 and a friend went with me! It was a glorious morning - for any sport. The temp was perfect, it was crystal clear and the scenery was to die for even if it is the scenery I see every day. I looked around and took it all in as if I was a tourist to my beautiful state.
Yesterday I went into school and started setting up my room. Once I start going it feels a bit like summer is over but I won't go in each day until I have worked out, gone on line, done what I want to do. It is fun to start seeing my coworkers I haven't seen all summer. I do work with a lot of great people. I have told myself I want to do one fun thing each week and I am trying to find some people to go rafting (without much success.) Last week was the Speedway Race. This coming week is also my birthday (and I LOVE my birthday) and I always run on the bike path. I was scheduled for 20 miles but that won't be happening. I will probably bike it though which is what I used to do before I became a runner. The bike path and I have celebrated many birthdays together. If I am biking I can carry a bit more with me (a book) and really take my time.
Last night my hubby and I went to the local A+W in an antique convertible with a friend. It was a blast. I haven't been to the A+W in years! It was a beautiful evening.
I also promised a report on the race expo from my Speedway 5K. Well, State Police Races don't really have expos but the race was near Tilton where the factory outlets are. It would be foolish to drive all that way and not multi task and do something else. So I created my own Expo!
A Nike Outlet - what could be better! And I returned one pair of Tempo shorts so these were FREE!
Two new wicking sports bras
I got two pairs of sneakers, not to run in but to wear. If I am going to have to wear this type of shoe more for my orthotics and to help my heel heal, I am going to have some sneakers I like. I have no idea of the last time I just bought sneakers with no thought to stability etc. I have been wearing my old Brooks adrenaline which are too worn for running. Everything I bought is running related! New school/work clothes? Who needs those!
These have quite a bit of purple! I want colorful shoes!
Another follow up to my last post. I haven't heard from PD yet but I am sure he will be calling soon.