Wednesday, July 2, 2008

marathon mommies: weekly log

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!


Kristi said...

I am SO glad that you found the time to get some new running shoes...sounds like your TOES desperately needed them!!! What a painful run you had on Saturday!! OUCH! :-( I hope that these shoes make all of the difference in the world!

As far as running for the weekend, other than running a 10K tomorrow, I will be resting my body. I am kind of nervous to run...for one, I haven't run an actual race for YEARS! And, I just don't know exactly how to pace myself or exactly how fast/slow I should be running to push myself yet still have the endurance to finish as well. We will see, I guess! :-)

My weekly running has been going well so far...and so much better after I got new shoes too!

Have a great weekend away with your family!! That sounds like a fun time...I will pray right now for SLEEP for is so important!!! Take care!

Yvette said...

Owie, on the toe front. I hope your shoes feel better and better. Great job on the running too.

I made it out for a 5 mile run/walk with the kids in the jogging stroller on Monday. We stopped halfway through at a park so that they could go swimming. Otherwise, I went on the treadmill Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday. I have trouble staying motivated to keep the pace up and run the entire time, and I got a couple of side aches again. But, I have pushed it to the 3 mile mark and 30 minute mark. It's getting better.

Happy Independence Day!

Natalie said...

So, I am joining the ranks for the marathon mommies. I am registering for a 10k on August 24th in Evergreen, CO (should be a beautiful run) and a half marathon on October 19th in Denver! I am excited. I did a 30 min. run this morning which went well. And my 30 min run on Wed. felt great like I could have run for hours (except Kris had to leave for work so I had to get back to the kiddos). I am excited to join you on this journey.

Lisa said...

Oh your poor toe! I know how you feel...I'm getting blisters and issues. How do you avoid that? I have decided to sign up for a Labor Day 10K. I've never done one before and need some kind of list like you have for training. I've never been a runner, but have increased my sprints and what I have been doing.

Know you are gone now - hope you are having a great time!