For my amazingly long and random recap of the fake long weekend, I'll bring you all the way back to Friday, because that's where the wonderfulness began. Earlier in the week I ordered a foam roller. Not just any foam roller, a Trigger Point Performance Therapy - The Grid foam roller. (Because of some recommendations). My choices were black or orange. Of COURSE I went for orange, duh! All I have to say is...how have I lived without a foam roller all this time?! Holy amazingness.
|Yes, I was wearing an orange shirt on Friday. I must have known!|
Saturday morning I set out to do my six miles. I decided to try out the Thorlos Experia socks (also bought due to a recommendation. Apparently I'm easily influenced), after I decided the Balega socks I'd bought just didn't have enough cushion and were causing blisters. These socks seemed to do a bit better of a job. I'm thinking my left foot is smaller than my right because I still think I could use more cushioning on that side.
|I bought 2 other colors also, but I got a size too large, so |
green is all I've got for now.
After breakfast and digesting and getting suited up, I headed out
|I finally figured out the self timer!|
And came back after six miles looking like this
|PDR, baby! And yes, I sweat a lot. It's disgusting.|
|Just in case you need proof.|
Near the end, I saved a turtle from being smashed to death by a car or a mean kid. I think he was appreciative.
On Sunday Amanda, Jeremy, and I decided to earn our breakfast and cleaned out the fridge. Random? Yes. And earn our breakfast, we did!
|The one good thing that came from having no food in the fridge for a week.|
The rest of the weekend was spent grocery shopping, napping, and pretty much just lounging a lot.
|Pippi has discovered the wonderfulness of the purple chair. This is where she|
slept on Sunday night. (Also I'm convinced she thinks anything brightly colored
is hers. I had to save the foam roller more than once from her ripping it to shreds)
|Rocco likes to chill under Jeremy and Amanda's bed. He doesn't fit under mine.|
But Pippi does! :)
|Amanda gives her people food. I have a strict|
no people food diet for her because I can't
standthe begging. Well, guess who she begs
from now. (Ahh revenge is sweet :)
One of the things we always have in the house is bananas. On Sunday we bought a bundle of bananas and then Sunday night we discovered that they had all peeled themselves after I hung them up on the banana hook. It was the most bizarre thing ever.
So, instead of being sad, we decided to make banana bread! (via Kari's recipe) The recipe calls for five bananas but we had six casualties, so we decided to add in one extra. We also added walnuts.
I have no "after" shot because we tore into it soon after it came out of the oven. It actually overflowed a little bit in the oven. I attribute it to the extra banana and the nuts, but I have no regrets. It was yummy!
As for my training this week, I'm going to re-do last week's training and possibly skip the step-down week. I'll decide after another six miles this Saturday. Since last week was such a downer, I feel like I really need to redeem myself. My weekly running mileage since beginning training looks like this
The numbers are supposed to be going UP, not down! How important is it really to take a step-down week for someone training to run a 9.3 mile race? I'm thinking I really don't want to go back a step and keep my momentum up instead by moving forward.