1. Go check out my new gig. I’ve been offered the opportunity to do some mommy blogging for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. I’ll be offering tips/reviews on things to do in the area, highlighting some local area resources, and generally chatting about raising kids in the DC area. If you’re local to me or you need more stories and pictures of Jones and Shoo, feel free to join me there and give me a little comment love as I’m feeling a bit like I’m talking to myself right now. Don’t worry though, I’ll still be talking about running and beer over here.
2. Speaking of running, I’ve been slowly building my mileage, but I’ve been doing a horrible job of slowing down. Three days in a row now, I’ve done mini doubles. Tuesday I did 4 and then 1 barefoot outside. Wednesday, I did 1.3, came home, did some work I needed to get done, and then ran another 5.7 (followed by picking up Shoo from camp while I was still dripping. Yeah, I’m that mom.) Today I ran a quick 3.4, came home for a phone conference, and then did another 1.6 barefoot on the treadmill. I’m beginning to feel like I’m spending the better part of each day sweaty. Ewww! My goal is to do three 5ish mile runs a week, one 6-9 mile, and one double digit. I’m hoping that if I slow down a bit, my body will get used to five runs a week.
3. The barefoot running is still going well. The bottoms of my feet were pretty tender yesterday after the pavement run, so I waited until today to run barefoot again. The jump from 1.1 to 1.6 was a bit much for my achilles today, but I’ll stay at the 1.5ish distance for the next week. I’m looking forward to getting the vibrams, but I have two concerns about that. The first is that my toes are slightly crooked, so they may not fit right. The second is that I can’t stand the feel of a flip flop sandal, so what makes me think I can stand something between every toe? Hopefully I’ll get a chance to get to the store soon and find out.
And, just a heads up, this is post #496, which means post #500 and a giveaway are not too far down the road!