Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I happened to look at the bottom of my running shoes on Friday and noticed I had worn them plum out! There was no tread left and you could see a huge bald spot on the right shoe where it was the next layer of the sole. I went back to Cool Comfort to see if anything could be done and it could...I could buy a new pair. So after a quick call to my sweet mother who offered to help with the cost, I got a new pair of running shoes two weeks before my marathon!!! I wore them Saturday and they were great and I really could tell the difference. I had been wearing those other ones with no tread and didn't know how bad they were!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
So last Friday I took the day off after my 20 miler. Saturday I walked 4 miles in our neighborhood. During the walk I saw a house with nice cardboard boxes on the side of the road. I had a vision they would be cute with Wonka spray painted on the side and stacked up for decorations at Michael's upcoming birthday party. So, I stopped and asked if I could have them. The man was so nice. He dumped everything out and broke them down for me and gave me two unused ones. So I toted (nice southern word) them home at the end of my walk.
Sunday I took the day off.
Monday, I did 5 miles. Again it was overcast, ahhhh.
Tuesday, I did 6 miles after our MOPS brunch at Jackie's.
Wednesday I went with Mallory's class to the zoo in Lville so didn't have a chance to fit in a proper walk.
Today is my birthday so it will be busy but I will try and go at least 6 after Michael's picnic.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today I did my longest training walk-20 miles! So happy to have that over with! It was a perfect day, overcast and cool. I walked all over this town! I parked at Qdoba and took off from there. I had gotten a coupon for a mango salad and drink and I knew I would be hungry when I finished so I planned to wind up there and eat! Paul met me there and it was great to see him. I almost started crying! From now on out there's only a 9 and an 8 mile walk as far as longer ones go so it's all downhill from here. Looking forward to June 11.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Today was cold, in the low 50s so I did my 5 miles indoors at the Y. Did 2 on the treadmill and the rest around the track. I have decided to do my 20 on Thursday. Saturday we have two soccer games and the church picnic. I will head out right after I drop off Michael and it should take 5 hours. Hopefully the weather is better by then!
I haven't blogged my training walks since last Saturday when I did my 18 miles! Well, that next Monday I did 5, then Tue I did 8, then Wed I did 5, then Friday I did 5 more. Saturday I left the house at 630 and it was drizzling but I had to do 13-14 miles before 10 am when Mallory had her soccer game. I walked all over and then ended up out at Lakeview Park. Went fine. My left ankle is better. My right hip still hurts from time to time. I am not planning to run any until the marathon. Don't want to re-injure it.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Yesterday I walked 18 miles, the most I have to date. It went well! My left ankle isn't hurting hear as much, Praise the Lord, and the weather was perfect. It was slightly overcast, cool and breezy. I left Lakeview Park after Mallory's 9 am soccer game and headed out. I had mapped an 18 mile course on mapmyrun.com. I was counting on averaging a 15 min mile so knew it would take 4 and a half hours. I left Lakeview at 10 and walked in our driveway at 230. Perfect. I enjoyed the walk. I only have 2 more long walks in my training before the marathon. Yea! After walking I showered up and we left for Lexington to celebrate Mother's Day! Had a wonderful time eating dinner at Raffery's, then going to Orange Leaf, then to the mall. I love my babies!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It is raining today and all day so I went to the Y after dropping Michael off at preschool and did 8 miles there. I did the first 6 on the treadmill at a 15 min mile pace since my left ankle is still hurting. Then I did the last 2 around the track. I can't run any more like I did at first. My ankle just hurts too bad. I am thankful I can walk but am concerned of getting a worse injury if I over do it so I am taking it easy on longer walks.
Monday, May 2, 2011
I just realized I haven't posted since last Wed! Friday I did 4 miles and then Sat I was only able to do 6. Paul had stuff he had to do so he couldn't keep the kids so I couldn't do the 15 I was supposed to do. Hated to miss it. Hopefully it won't hurt me too much.
Today, May 2nd, I did 6 miles. Was just set to do 4 but kept going since the weather was OK and I didn't get to go long over the weekend.