I am a little worried about my feet. They still bother me occasionally, which is extremely frustrating. I would like to be going into this training confident that they won't flair up and cause me to stop training again like I had to last year. I worry that I didn't give them enough time to heal, because in reality, I only gave them two months (the hardest months ever!). I did ease back into running, and whenever they started bothering me again would decrease back to where I wasn't hurting. I've been doing that since December. I went from running 30 miles a week to no miles to slowly (over 6 months) building up to 15 miles a week. I hope it's enough.
Last week I decided I really wanted to do a run longer than 3 miles on Saturday. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to add some more scenery, so I set out with an idea of where I was going, and the thought that it would be around 4 miles. Turns out it was 5 miles. The problem with living where I do right now, is that it is so close to where I used to live. In fact, it is along the route of most of my old running routes, right at the end of the route. So all distances I have in my head of my old routes are from my old house, and they are about 0.3 miles off. I try to remember that I'm cutting my run short because I'm stopping sooner than I used to, so I try to compensate by adding just a little. On Saturday that compensation was a mile. It may take me a little while to figure out the new mileage from my new house because I did my old routes from my old house for so long.
After my run on Saturday I took Damian with me to get pedicures. He asked me a couple weeks ago if he could go with me the next time I went and I said yes. He likes the massage chair and getting his feet rubbed. I think it's awesome that he wants to do it with me. :-)
Sunday I ran 6 miles. I briefly thought about skipping it because I did 5 on Saturday, plus the training says that Sunday is a cross training day. However, I think I've decided to keep with my current schedule of running. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I guess if I need an extra day off right after my long runs, I'll switch it up, but for now this seems to be working with my feet., gives them a rest between most runs.
After my run I got my nails done, hyper color nails, they get darker when they get cold, I think they are awesome. And then I went and got the oil changed in my car. The technician flirted with me pretty heavily. He was good looking too, although younger than me (even better). :-)
I am still yoga-ing in the morning. Although, I'm finding weekend yoga is much harder. I love running on the weekend, but not yoga so much. If I don't do it right away in the morning, I don't do it, and I like my weekend morning of coffeetime and the Bravo shows that Chris won't let me watch while he's around. Today was hard to get up as well. I almost skipped it, but then I remembered how badly I want to be flexible and how I have a tendency to quit. If I had continued yoga a year ago (or so) think of where I'd be now. Definitely not starting over again. So with those thoughts in my head I drug myself out of bed and did 20 min of yoga.
I think my biggest problem is that I've gotten bored with my go-to 20 min yoga youtube video and I haven't been able to find another one that is only 20 min. I found one today, but she was kinda weird, very "new age" in her way of talking (Is that still a term, or am I showing my age?) and she didn't explain the moves very well, so I had to watch her do it, and then by the time I was in position she was moving to the next one. I guess I need to look for videos sometime other than 5am when I'm trying to get started so that I can be done in time. :-)
I'm going to leave you with a bunch of pictures from this weekend. It really was beautiful outside.
Pedicure time with Damian. :-)
Saturday night winetime that turned into Saturday night firetime, with wine. :-)