I successfully knocked EVERYTHING off of the agenda I set out for myself this morning!
6 miles. CHECK.
Not the best 6 miles. And not a great way to start my series of long runs in my Half Marathon training.
At about 2 miles – I started getting a terrible pain in my right calf. But not really in the calf. On the outside. I stopped and stretched – but had a really hard time finding a stretch that actually hit the spot where I was hurting.
Regardless – I was able to make the pain decrease considerably and was back on my way.
I finished my run in 52:12 – with an average pace of 8:41
- Mile 1: 9:08
- Mile 2: 8:59
- Mile 3: 8:47
- Mile 4: 8:46
- Mile 5: 8:25
- Mile 6: 8:05
Nice deal on the negative splits – and my leg felt decent for the run. When I came home I iced it. And it felt a million times worse when I finished.
I hobbled around to complete the rest of my to do list and am hoping the tightness goes away ASAP! (I am wondering if I pushed a little too hard in Yoga yesterday. It’s been a while and maybe I was to down with my downward doggie?!)
Car wash. CHECK!
Hi iPhone. You are fun to play with..
First time my car has been washed in a very long time. I’ve cleaned the inside many a times – but the outside – not so much.
The only negative – I could see all the stupid DINGS that have magically appeared on my car. Joys of living in a condo with lot parking. WAAAH.
Donate clothes. CHECK
And take a look at that – Susan G. Komen. The same fine lady who organized the 3-day. (have you watched my video yet?!) And yes - there as a WHOLE second bag of donations. I went through my shoe collection before leaving.
Weekly Grocery Shopping andTrader Joe’s/Whole Foods Pit Stop. CHECK
TJs and WF was mainly to pick up some natural ginger-ale for the bro — and more sunflower seed butter for my tummy (and some cookies). We got our weekly goods at S&S.
Fro-Yo Date. CHECK
This afternoon, I went to a local frozen yogurt shop called Top This. Um – HELLO!? How did I NOT know there was a self-serve fro-yo place 10 minutes from my house?! Apparently I have been living under a rock!
While it was a little pricey – and lacking flavor options – it was still a pretty fascinating find and I will visit again…SOON. (I am still excited for 16 Handles to open!!)
And who do I have to thank for this find?! Why, the lovely Kaitlin of course!!
Loved meeting my training partner for our Half Marathon in October. We chatted for about an hour – getting to know each other and all that good stuff – talking little about our training. (She’s freakin’ awesome btw… spent 3 months in South Africa wokring in a school and in a shelter for abused children..) We did set up a running date for next Saturday morning though! It will be the first time I’ve run with another person … EVER.
Upon returning home, I had a WONDERFUL idea.
Idea: Ask Justin to go to the pet store and take a little gander at puppies.
Motive: Make Justin fall in love with a puppy. Purchase a puppy. Rejoice.
Outcome: Despite my pleading – and my best puppy dog eyes and face… Justin stood firm with “NO”. Wahhh. (And would you believe that there were signs EVERYWHERE that said.. no photographs. SERIOUSLY?! WTF?! Don’t they KNOW I have a blog?! ugh)
Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies and in the oven creating a lovely aroma as we speak! CHECK!
Tell me something you checked off of your to do list today!!