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.