1) I'm taking this week off for recovery. And by off, I mean off. Nothing more than foam rolling, stretching, and a little ab work. Feeling better day-by-day.
2) Husband & I are seriously considering signing up for a half-century ride that's happening on Sunday. Un-trained. Will probably decide one way or the other on Friday. While it seems spur of the moment, it really isn't. We talked about it before the half-marathon and decided to wait to see how we felt afterwards. It's not a race, just a ride. A challenging ride, but just a ride nonetheless. Stay tuned to see if we do this or not...
3) I was reviewing an annotated graph of my splits with a friend of mine, and he said "you know, based on this graph, I'd have to say that you're neither Slow nor Steady. " Which actually made me laugh. But he's right. So it's now gone from my comment signature.
4) I don't mention my kids too much on my blog because they've asked me not to. Having said that, I still feel the need to mention that this is college application season and I'm experiencing a lot of emotion about Son looking to go away to school next year.
5) Puppy is growing like a weed. He's as tall as Bandit now, but skinnier. And he's not done growing. Having both dogs is a lot of fun, though. Good stuff.
6) I picked up a second pair of those Saucony Triumph 5 shoes from ebay. They arrived yesterday. Wonder whether I should put them in rotation with the other pair or just save them for when the other pair is retired? Thoughts?
7) Had car drama earlier this week with the old Explorer that Son drives. Blah. Got repairs done to get it into a safe driving condition, but there is more work that needs to be done on it in the next few weeks. Unscheduled/unplanned repairs = no fun.
8) The scale and I are not on speaking terms. And that's all I have to say about that.
Totally LOL at the neither slow nor steady. You are definitely no longer slow.ReplyDelete
Bleh on the car stuff. I hate that.
Hope you continue to feel better.
I'd love to do a half century, especially with my husband. ;)ReplyDelete
Taking a week off sounds like a great idea!!ReplyDelete
The scale and I haven't been speaking for a LONNNGG time!
Gotta agree on pitching the slow and steady thing. It was making me feel bad (because I'm waaaaay slower than you ever are :-)ReplyDelete
are you now lisa fast and erratic?ReplyDelete
Do the Metric! They are fun!ReplyDelete
RE the shoe thing; I'd say begin to rotate - use the new ones for shorter runs and the older ones for longer... then you'll have "run in" the newer ones when the old ones need to be thrown out... if you get my drift...ReplyDelete
I agree with not being slow nor steady! LOL! Look at you getting all speedy over there!ReplyDelete
Good idea taking a break... and if you decide to do the Half Century just take it easy and enjoy.
If you are feeling good, that half century ride could be lots of fun. I hope your recovery continues to go well!ReplyDelete
Neither slow nor steady - LOL!ReplyDelete
I've heard that it is beneficial to rotate two pairs of shoes, especially running back-to-back days because the cushioning takes 24h to return to 'normal' after a run.
On shoes, I rotate.ReplyDelete
On scales, your scale and mine must be either the same or friends. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. :)
well it sounds like you are having an eventful week. a week off is always good. and congrats on your race!! i love the pictures. well enjoy the rest of your recovery week. also, scales are overrated. who needs 'em!ReplyDelete
Oh I spoke back to the scale this morning after it talked ugly to me. It will not make that mistake again!ReplyDelete
I joke about how I can't wait for my son to leave for college (we are in the terrible 3's), secretly though I love him to death and can't imagine life without him.ReplyDelete
On the sneaker front I will repeat what our running coach just happened to mention the other night. She said if your sneakers are more than 6 months old, get new ones, the rubber breaks down in them. Of course if you are into the latest craze of barefoot running I seem to see everywhere, you can keep 'em as long as you like, as the rubber becomes inconsequential.
My scale sits underneath my bed covered in a full year's worth of dust.
I like to rotate my kicks so I always feel like I'm running with a little squish under me :)ReplyDelete
LMAO at #8!!
Enjoy your week of recovery! Get some nice relaxing and foam rolling in!ReplyDelete
Good luck to Son with his college apps, and good luck to you and Husband in dealing with the first stage of the empty nest!ReplyDelete
Good luck with all the good/scary stuff coming up.ReplyDelete
I've been told, that by rotating, you can get a hundred or so extra mile out of each pair of shoes...ReplyDelete
Number one son is looking at out of town (not state) colleges as well. I've already started packing his stuff ;-)
Enjoy your recover.ReplyDelete
If you do the half century, have fun, I learned the spur of the moment events are sometimes the funnest.
BTW, you want my scale, we are BFF right now.
Scale and I had a huge argument the other night and I kicked it out the house. Much happier now. :-)ReplyDelete
Love the comment of your friend about slow and steady. Oh, and good luck on that half century ride. Is it a metric or imperial century?
the scale has been cheating on me for years. the jerk. ;) i don't know why it just can't agree with me and give me what i want!ReplyDelete
i'm into rotating shoes as well... i don't have any real science behind it though. i just feel like they last longer and "spring back" better when they get a day off. sciencey, yeah.