Good news: Reports go home tomorrow! So I can tick that off my list of things to be stressed about, lol.
Reporting has not interfered one bit with my running this week. Here's why:
After my 15 mile long run on Saturday, I called up my sneaker guy/part-time coach ;) to order new runners and to run chat. Long story short, we decided that I'd head into an early taper. My body was seriously telling me it was ready to scale down the mileage, like NOW. And I needed to listen.
We came up with a plan so that I would still run my last long run this Sunday but my weekday mileage is decreased. I'm happy with what we came up with. I'm also happy because today (Wednesday) I received these cool kicks in the mail:
Hashem said, "Only the best for Boston!" And I love how the blue/orange accents are this year's Boston colours. :D
On Monday I received some other awesome mail as well:
|I'm pretty sure I'm buying every single thing for women in the Adidas catalogue. ;)|
In case you didn't hear, Sunday (the day when I was supposed to run long, but scheduled it to Saturday due to crappy weather forecast) was a really nasty weather day. We had an ice storm that lasted the entire day. Oh yeah, and it was super windy along with it to the point that my power flickered. This was alarming enough for me to run around and make sure to charge all my tech gadgets, just in case. ;)
Since I had time to spare, I made myself a hearty breakfast and settled in to catch up on Coronation Street. :D
Later, Lola and I played with her toys until things got out of hand.....lol.
|How did Hermie get up there Lola????|
There has also been some beet root juice drinking going on. And for your pleasure:
|This was too cute/corny not to share! LOL|
I tried to rationalize my 97 questions and fast talking by explaining that I hadn't run in 3 days and I was really really worried that the tension in my tendons would turn into something BIGGER and scarier. :0 After assuring me that I'd 'be fine,' he actually tried to convince me that if I wanted to, I could rest from now until Boston (We're not even going to accept that as logical thinking) and I'd STILL run the marathon with a performance I'd be pleased with. LOL LOL LOL LOL. I can't even imagine all the crazy taper thoughts I'd get going in my head if I did that!
Don't worry. I am listening to my body. And my PT. And my masseuse. And Hashem. :)
I finally ran!
Getting new running shoes makes me so much more excited to get my butt out the door for a run. I couldn't wait to try out my new Kayano 20s!
Lola is perplexed as to why someone has four pairs of running shoes in the main entrance. All at once.
Because I hadn't run since SATURDAY and today is WEDNESDAY(!!!), I decided I wouldn't go crazy with pace tonight on my run, I would go by feel instead. It really felt so good to be out and running again. The pace felt like it was an easy effort which tells me the rest was a great thing. 10 miles sure went by quickly. :)
19 Days until Boston!!!