Most of the aching started up around the beach run I did, which would make a lot of sense, as you use quite a few more muscles running on the sand! I'm not in any pain, it's just a presence. I plan to talk to my coach about this tomorrow, but I think I'm set in terms of really solid routines on correcting this. I've also been loving eposom salt foot baths! It looks a bit sad but I don't have a bathtub, just a big pot.
Yesterday I booked my ticket to San Jose for Big Sur! I found a great deal for $158 RT for the flight times on Southwest that I was looking at already so I jumped on it. I was considering the drive, but I'm happier to fly. Once I get to San Jose I am taking an Airbus ($80 RT) that will deliver me to the Marriott in Monterey mid-afternoon. Yep, I'm staying at a fancy hotel and I'm certainly paying the price for it! $550. This whole trip will be brought to you by my tax return!
If you can't tell I'm really excited about this trip!! It's a big reason why I'm taking extra time off right now and precautions on all fronts. My mileage is still in the 25 - 30 mile per week range I want it to be, I'm just running a little longer. As the season progresses I want to stay about 30mpw with a max of 40 in peak training. This is where I'm comfortable and healthy. And happy!
Finally - reader's, I've failed you. I have been reading quite a few running blogs recently and while I've known all along that pictures make a blog more interesting, I have realized that every blog I regularly follow usually has a decent amount of pictures. So I've made it a resolution to *start* making an effort to take pictures of things I'm doing. Usually I feel like reader's aren't going to be interested in my running outfit for the day, but I think it's fun to see what other people wear! I like seeing the track they run at. I like looking at dirty running shoes. So, why not? I don't run with a phone (and camera) but I'll do my best to capture some moments and hopefully the next blog will have a little more pizazz!
Here is one before/after picture of my haircut. It's not exactly new news since it's been two weeks, but not everyone has seen it! Mostly it was a trim and style as my hair is growing out but I do like it! I wear my hair back so often though that it's rare that you'll see it like this so it was important to take the picture :-)
We proceeded to do speed intervals and I kicked it up a lot faster than last season at a comfortably hard effort. While it felt nice to run so quick, I'm going to give it a couple more Wednesdays before I start to give myself a goal time for each interval. When it warms up I have a feeling I'll be slower too. I'm really enjoying the cooler weather.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!