Happy hump day!!
The weather man was predicting 100% chance of rain on Tuesday and while I highly doubted it, I moved my easy run to Monday evening anyways. Tuesday did dawn rainy and it poured for a bit but just a bit. It was sunny and clear by early afternoon. Boo. We needed more rain than that.
Running on Mondays always feels harder than it should. It’s probably all in my head but I feel like I put out more effort and get less back. My mom wanted to walk so I headed to the river path to meet up with her. I walked with her for most of the first mile before running on. She had a meeting to get to so she was turning back early. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to run yet. It was also my third run in my new shoes. The run turned out to be a little too fast to be easy. Oops! I wasn’t paying much attention to my pace and took a couple of short walking breaks when I needed to. I had just finished mile 3 and noticed someone about 1/4 mile ahead who looked like my mom. Huh? I thought she had turned around long ago. Either I was moving faster than I thought or she had slowed down. Turns out, it was a little bit of both. She had done a ton of yard work that day and was feeling super sore. I slowed and chatted with her a bit before running ahead to finish out 4 miles for the day. The temp was dropping and my ears were freezing. Had it not been for that I would have run more. My ears are my weak spot, once they are a cold, I turn into a big baby.
As I stretched out, I noticed that my new shoes are already dirty. What gives?! They have less than 20 miles on them! In other thoughts, how do I kick myself right there?
I think running a 25K and 2 half marathons in the last 65 days has caught up with my feet. Oh and training for half marathon #3 of the year in 18 days added to that. I think my one toe will never be the same. It can’t decide if it wants to lose or keep a toenail, for now it has 2. The same toe on the other foot is losing it’s nail per usual as well. Yesterday I discovered a giant blister/ callus on my left heel. How did I miss that? I am trying to determine how much of it is from the consistent (for me) training and how much is from the new shoes. Urrrgh.
I am so glad it’s Thursday. How has your week been?
How do your feet fare during training?