Friday was fun. We had a Halloween open house at work and then Friday night, PBS had a special with Danny Elfman. Anyone else fans of Tim Burton movies? All the scores performed are from Tim Burton films, finishing with Elfman himself singing songs from Nightmare Before Christmas. He did sing for Jack in the film :) It's online if anyone missed it and wants to watch it.
I got outside twice this past week for runs. The first one was 2.25 miles and was good, the next one was 3 miles and my calf spot flared up again. Ugh. My chiro appointment is on the 11th and I want to get to the bottom of this. I'm also thinking it might help to start using the new shoes I bought last month. It's certainly much earlier than I would've liked, and they don't have that many running miles on them, but I'll give the new shoes a try. I also might need some tighter compression on my calves. I use Zensah calf sleeves but they may not be supportive enough.
This weekend again was gloomy weather. Gloomy weather makes me want to cook. Last week was tortilla soup, this week was spaghetti sauce. Sunday I watched the NYC marathon, then started up the cooking around 2. The sauce has to simmer for 3 hours once all the sautéing and mixing is complete. My apartment smelled like Italy :-)
While the sauce was simmering, I did an intensive 30 minutes of strength training. I'm trying something out (while trying to figure out my new flare up) since the Galloway plan for Think calls for 3 runs a week. that means I'd need to switch things up and have 2 strength training sessions. I don't know if that would be enough strength sessions, so might as well try them out now. If they don't work, I know I need to stick with my schedule while trying to build mileage.
Weekly Wrap-up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.
Tuesday: 2.25 miles
Wednesday: 35 minutes strength training
Thursday: 2 miles hill walking
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: 30 minutes strength training