Yesterday I went to the Orthopedic Dr and had my foot checked. All is well with el foot. He said I have a “tarsal boss” which is basically just a bony process. According to the Dr, some people choose to have them shaved down. Uhm, I think I’ll just try to find shoes that don’t bother it, thanks.
After my Ortho appointment I headed over to my local running store (shout out to Suncoast Running) to try & find some shoes that don’t torture my “tarsal boss.” That makes me laugh.. anyways, poor Tracey was nice enough to help me find shoes…again. We decided to try the Adrenaline GTS 12’s again w/ the super feet insert. I tried them on, ran on the treadmill, and liked them. They felt good.
I tried on a few more pairs, but decided to just go back to the Adrenalines.
Since the Dr. said my foot was fine, I decided to head out with the Striders for a long run. Originally I was going to do 8, then Friday night I decided on 10, then 4 miles into the 10 I decided 8 sounded like a better plan after all. I was really struggling (although my pace does not show this). The air was THICK. Shannon mentioned the forecast showed 97% humidity..that is disgusting, and horrible. Is it Fall yet?
My legs felt tight, and my heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest. 8 miles was the right decision.
At the 4 mile turn around Chris (not my Chris.. friend Chris from running group) said he was going to take it easy on the remaining 4 miles. YAY! Then, in the last mile, he says, “let’s run an interval back. the faster we run, the faster it’s over.” Uh, sure? I ran 1/2 mile, stopped to walk, then Chris got up with me and we sprinted the remainder of the final mile…. that is why you see our last mile at 7:42, if it weren’t for Chris, I can assure you that last mile would have been a 9’er. I was beat. It was hot, and I was SO over it.
you didn’t actually think I was going to go an entire post w/o putting up a completely ridiculous picture, did you?
c’mon, you should know me better than that.
Reflections on the run: I was happy to be running for the first 4 miles, then I don’t know what happened, but it just started to suck. I don’t think I went out to fast, I’ve had several sub-8, 8 mile runs. It was really humid – I’m not even exaggerating. It was gross. I haven’t run a whole lot over the last 3 weeks. I only ran once this week, and that was on Monday. My legs are also a little beat up from the WOD’s this week.
Overall, I’m content with the run. 8:09avg is nothing to scoff at, that’s a great pace.
But seriously, I’m over the heat, and I’m ready for some cold weather. Not cool weather, COLD.
After my run I wasn’t feeling so hot. I came home, showered, and crawled in bed. I slept for 2 hours, and now I’ve spent the rest of the day curled up on the couch. That’s a pretty awesome Saturday if I do say so myself!
Chris is about to grill some chicken wings.. yes, I know they aren’t clean. No, I don’t care. I WANT HOT WINGSSS!
Do you want to brag about your weekend workout? Or any work out from this week?
Go ahead, do it here! I want to hear about your fantastic workout. Or if your workout sucked, you can whine about that too.