Sunday, May 20, 2012

Half-Marathon Training Week...7

Sunday-Rest Day. IT band bothering me on right leg.  Not as bad as the last time I dealt with this pain on my left side, so that is good.  Had a great Mother's Day, my mama came over and we enjoyed a movie (Dark Shadows) and a little dinner at Wendy's.

Monday-Rest Day. Still having a bit of IT pain, so taking it easy for one more day.

Tuesday-Ran 3 miles this morning and another 2+ this evening.  58 minutes.  Decided to wear my new pink socks today and I actually liked how my legs felt with them on.  They (the socks, not my legs) have a bit of stretch/compression to them so it was a nice feeling.

My New Favorite Socks
Wednesday-Rest Day? I may take a walk with a friend/co-worker later today, and then maybe a run later tonight when it cools down. We shall see....

Well, I did do an hour of walking with my friend tonight on a local trail through our All Sports Park...3.47 miles.  The wind was blowing and the sun was out...beautiful but warm.  This was the first time I have ever been on the trails (except for when I raced on them last weekend) and we discovered some beautiful water fountains, the geese that stay here year round and a lot of beautiful nature (trees, creeks, birds).

Thursday-No run last night but ran 10 miles this morning with my new hydration back pack...loved it! 1hr 45minutes 13 was absolutely beautiful weather to run in, a little overcast and a tad breezy but not cold...perfect!  Having some pain in my left foot but not bad enough to stop running, it is just a niggle of pain here and there.  This last week I was having a strange pain at the 5th metatarsal bone but it came and went very quickly at odd times.

Friday-Cross Train Day. Walked approximately 5miles and 160 minutes. My daughter and I walked all over our town and took pictures of the Art Bears that are placed all over the main streets every year. Here are just a few of them. I do so love my town, they do this every year when it gets warm, but this is the first time I have done a walking tour with Miss Molly and taken pictures.  

By the time we started home my sore foot was really bothering me every time I stepped down and lifted off of it.  I am hoping it is not a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal bone, which I hear is a most common fracture for a runner.

Molly w/abstract art bear

Artistic bear

Love this Autumn Themed Bear

Gold Nugget Bear (look in mouth)
Saturday-Rest Day. I pretty much rested all day with my foot up.  I did go to Old Navy and get some summer flip flops and a pair of compression running shorts (score!) and then to my Niece's Bridal Shower, where I won a candle and ate some delicious cake!

Miles Ran or Walked=23.47
Minutes Ran or Walked=383
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. It must be the week to post about sore spots. Nice training week despite the IT band and foot issues. Don't wreck your foot though. Get that checked!

  2. WoW! You had quite a week!
    I love the bears...they do polar bears in Winnepeg.
    Ran a Fun Run with my daughter today...but I have to start loggins osme seriously mileage soon.
    Happy Sunday!

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  4. Those are great bear photos!

  5. I love those socks...but then again, I love socks.

  6. I hope your foot pain goes away. I swear by compression socks!

  7. Hope you get over all you nagging injuries soon.

    Did you make up the word, "niggle"? Actually I just looked it up, and it appears that I am niggling about nothing. Learn something new everyday.

  8. Good idea to wear the compression socks. I have a pair but haven't thought to put them on in a while. Thanks for the reminder. Hope your foot is better soon. The idea to walk around and see the bears is so cute!

  9. Awesome time for 10 miles! Way to run!

    Those bears are so fun. Sounds like a fun day.

  10. What a fantastic training week - CONGRATULATIONS! I wish your foot and your IT band a speedy recovery! And love the compression socks, too!

  11. I hope you get well soon. The compression socks are a good idea, however I use them only in the coldest period of the year (here only 2/3 months).
    Beautiful pictures.

  12. Great posts, thanks for sharing this to us and looking forward always for more updates. Great job well done, Congratulations !



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