As I sit here with my coffee, it’s only 74* out. I know that is still warm, but it’s way better than it’s been for most of the summer. Of course, I’ll be much happier when the temp starts with a 5 or a 6, but I’ll take a teeny tiny cool down. Since it’s the first weekend of the month, it’s time for coffee!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that yesterday’s 20 mile run was a huge confidence booster. The Marine Corps Marathon 50K has a required 12:30 pace per mile and lately my runs have been barely that, even when I’m only running a few miles. But yesterday I decide to do Galloway running because it was most important to just get the miles done. Not only did I finish, I averaged a 12:06 pace. Since you really only have to average the 12:30 until mile 22 (the first cut off), I’m feeling much better about the race.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my toes are completely pissed off at me. I’ve been struggling with finding a pair of socks that works for me and yesterday was no different. I even bruised my big toe because my socks ended up too tight. I either need to go back to running in my Procompression socks or find something new. (I’m right at the edge of one size, I think I may just need to get the next size up.)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this darned cold will just not let go. I feel fine now, but the amount of snot my body is creating is ridiculous. Wednesday I ended up barely able to breathe during my run and could not hear out of one ear by the end. Yesterday, thanks to both allergy meds and Sudafed, I was only kind of stuffy. I wonder how fast I’ll be able to run once I can actually breathe…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m running in a relay this weekend from one brewery to another. I’m happy that I’m not at all sore from my 20 miler, but my current status is “unable to wear shoes.” Hoping that my feet will be happier by tomorrow.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m pretty excited about some new purchases. I finally got the Altra Kayenta. Of course, they came yesterday after my run, so I haven’t even tried them on yet. I’m also about to get the new Skirt Sports Flirty Converty. It’s a cute ruffled skirt that you can take a layer off and have a shorter skirt. I doubt I’ll ever choose shorter, but I can’t wait to try it out. (If you’d like to try one or grab a Cascade – the skirt I wore for 20 miles with NO chafing, use code SSA322Eri for 15% off.)
I’m pretty excited that fall is on the horizon. It was warm yesterday during my run, but the dewpoint was lower and there was a nice breeze. I’m 100% convinced that that’s why my run went so well. Now if we could just have a nice cool day for MCM in October…