Sunday, January 13, 2019

Monday Musings 1/14

Happy Monday!  I had a full week of work this time around, and a week of really pesky... not injuries, but niggles?  That sounds better.  After getting blisters on my left arch during my 6 mile run last weekend, I tested out Moleskin on Tuesday, which didn't really work.  Then I got blister Band Aids and those worked so much better on Thursday.  However, I pushed a little too much on Thursday during my strides and my hip flexor and quad felt tight.  Then I woke up Friday with my left heel feeling bruised, so I spent Friday evening icing it.  Thankfully it didn't bother me during my run on Saturday, but I got shin splints!  That's usually the tell-tale sign I need new shoes.

Good thing my stim machine arrived Wednesday :)

Saturday's run also happened on the treadmill.  We got snow all day Friday and the sidewalks and roads didn't look safe for me.  I got a little reminder of safety Wednesday when I saw my chiropractor, and she had an assistant with her because she fell on ice while running and her arm was in a brace!  I was having a pity party when I woke up Saturday morning, then I realized I could now test out the outfit I want to wear for Princess.  It's been chilly enough that I've needed layers, and I didn't have to worry about that now.

It passed the test!  I had 7 miles on the schedule and I made it to 6 due to my shin splints.  I reset the treadmill after each mile so I could focus solely on the mile I was on, and not be wrapped up in how many miles I had left.  Doing that also let me play around with the run/walk intervals, which helped stave off boredom.  I really wanted to get to 7, but I was hurting and I decided not to push it and hurt myself.

Sunday was a bit of recovery, with strength training, and a trip to the LRS.  I went with the Fresh Foam Vongo shoe after testing out 3 different shoes.  It has the same stability scale as the 860s, with more lateral support.  I get to test them out on my run Tuesday!

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.