By now, you can pretty much guarantee I'll be a little late with posting my weekly log. Just bear with me! Things are going well and I'm happy to say that I bought a new pair of running shoes today. My feet were in desperate need of this purchase. Suffice to say, when I attempted my 7 mile run on Saturday, I fell short of finishing my run by about 1 1/2 miles. To spare you the gruesome details, I will only tell you my reason for quitting involved a very sore and bloody toe. Sorry, I guess that was still gruesome. Had my toes and shoes been in working order, I know I could've physically finished my run. But alas, I wasn't about to lose a toenail or do extensive damage to my foot just to run another 1 1/2 miles.
I took my new shoes out for a test run tonight and they felt mighty nice. New shoes always feel weird, so I know it will take a little time to get used to them, but I'm confident they're a good fit. Even though my calendar suggests taking time off over the holidays, I've decided I will continue my training through the weekend. I know if I don't, I'll be feeling it next week when I attempt to run 5 miles on Monday again.
That's not to say YOU should run over the holidays. Take some time off and enjoy it! You've been working hard and I'm proud of you!