Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for much for your responses to my last post. I was a little bit concerned-I didn’t want to come off like I was dissing anyone’s way of eating!
I’ve had a lot of excitement going on lately.
First, blog related excitement. Since I finally bought my own domain, it was time for some shirts. I figure it’s not THAT egotistical since “Fitness is Sweet” is a reasonable saying to have on a shirt…right? Well, I ordered the shirts last week and they came within a few days!
Saturday morning I went to a Spin class at my gym that was a little bit different. I had to pay, but there was a live DJ, and the proceeds benefited the Challenged Athlete Foundation. The class was a ton of fun-my teacher is so full of energy! And this one was particularly hard! Afterwards, they even gave us swag bags.
Then, after putting on a dry shirt, it was off to the 1 year anniversary of my Crossfit box. There was a WOD that morning, so I figured showing up sweaty wouldn’t really matter. I brought deviled eggs.
The rest of the afternoon was pretty low key. We finally broke down and got some doughnuts, after wanting them for a super long time. And being too lazy to make them…hah…
And of course, Sunday was my long run. It’s amazing how short 9 miles feels after running 12!
Overall, the run felt really good. On my last run I felt like I could have pushed the pace a little more, but died at the end because I just ran out of fuel. Well, this time, I was right on my ultimate goal pace! Plus, my foot problem didn’t bother me a ton, despite the fact that I have yet to get the insoles that the foot doctor recommended.
That all sounds just dandy, right? Well, here’s the problem. Around mile 6, my toes started to bother me. I walked a few steps here or there to shake it out which helps, but I also change my step a little bit. I run a little more on the outside of my foot, and point my toes inwards a little. Around mile 7, my right calf started hurting. It wasn’t sharp, just sore. It wasn’t terrible so I kept going. I was fully prepared to stop if it got too bad. Well here’s the problem. It tightened up pretty badly after my run. I’ve been stretching and rolling it out a ton. It felt a lot better this morning but I went to Crossfit, and unlike normal sore muscles, it started hurting more after a little running instead of less. I’m a little concerned about it. I just finished icing it with my trusty bag of frozen peas. I guess my calves may have been sore like this after long runs before, so maybe it’s not a big deal. It just worries me more since it’s only one leg. The current plan is to skip running tomorrow and cross train (I think I’ll use the rowing machine+spin). From there, I’ll see how it feels. I’m hoping to be able to do more or less my normal schedule; I was pumped for the length of these runs-3,4, and 3. But I’m so close to race day that it just isn’t worth getting injured.
Speaking of Race Day, I’m just under 2 weeks out! Last night I made my Race Day playlist-not sure how that’s going to be since I haven’t done any runs longer than 8ish miles without an audiobook…But I’m getting exciting! After yesterday’s run and last week’s 12 miles, I feel pretty confident going in. ALthough I’ll feel better when my calf pain is gone…
Also, I’m going to San Luis Obispo this weekend. Any suggestions for things to do/see/eat there? I have an 8 mile run, and I found a reasonable flat but pretty bike trail. Plus, we’re going to do a hike and see Hearst castle. Other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
And lastly, here are some other fun eats from this weekend!
That’s actually not scrambled eggs-it’s polenta with garlic and herb laughing cow. I would recommend this combo!
Runners-any advice on my calf? What’s going on?
What’s the best thing you ate this weekend?