This morning I got a text from Susan saying she was still having pain in her foot and was going to stay off of it for the day. Boo. That meant I had to make the decision to get off my lazy butt out of bed and fly solo. Don't think I'm joking when I tell you there was some serious debating in this head. When I realized I'd be in the same boat as yesterday, dreading the run after work, I jumped up at 5:30 and headed out.
For my solo runs, I go to a neighborhood about 7mins from my house. Its really big and there are many different routes to take to change it up. It's also where my MM group does our long runs on Saturdays. I was doing great, until the blister that starting forming yesterday from the new running shoes rubbed and rubbed until it was painful.
It felt worse than it looks
My idiot self forgot about a bandaid so I was out of luck. All I could think was "Great, another day of walking. I'm gonna be behind". However, when I tried walking, it actually hurt worse! So, it was what kept me going. I was still slow with 12:16/mi. Call me slow-poke but whatever. I'm proud of myself for dragging my booty out of bed and going by myself AND running with only 1min walk breaks. I really stuck to the 4/1 today. Go me! What stinks is when I was running, I started feeling some pain in both my achillies tendons. Not bad, just uncomfortable. It def concerned me, so when I got to work, I asked my PT (I am a PTA) what was going on and what I could do to fix it. He worked with me a little and showed me some stretches. As the day went on the pain moved from my achillies into the top of my heel. Of course I complained, and he said to give it a day. The pain "moved" so we will see if it was a good or bad move. Its way to early in the game to have an injury. I CAN NOT AFFORD A SETBACK! I'm done complaining for now and will celebrate that I ran good this morning :)
Just a warning...... The following pics are of todays eats. It may not be your favorite, but my day wasn't that interesting much like my life.
Breakfast: wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced banana. yes :)
Lunch: spinach salad with rotisseri chicken, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. I also sprinkled a little Parmesan cheese. and topped it with Poppyseed dressing! Bought it yesterday and it is more of a vinegarette unlike the other one in our fridge.
I get a little crazy with my fruits!
Snacks: Hershey's DARK chocolate (my fav!!!!), and Skinny Cow crisp candy bar.
Dinner: Salmon topped with MY mango salsa (yes I contributed to this meal. I don't completely mooch), moms sauteed squash, and cherries of course.
I figured now was as good of a time as any to introduce you to my dog Squirrel....
He isn't so much in to pictures as I am
His story? Sure I'll tell you.
Squirrel was my little cousin JR's dog since he was a puppy. He got his name because of how fast he could run, and when he curls up to sleep he looks like a wittle squirrel with his curly tail. He is a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. I thought he was the ugliest and meanest dog every when we would visit. All he did was bark and growl. Then one day my grandparents decided JR needed to get rid of him because he wasn't taking care of him like he should have. My dad thought he should "stay in the family", so on a Father's Day about 4 years ago we brought him home. Now I can't imagine I how ever thought he was ugly! He is my snuggle buddy at night..... I welcome is body heat in the winter. My parents and I argue about who he is going to sleep with every night now that it is summer. Little bug just wants love.