1. I went for a short run on the treadmill in my Vibram shoes on Wednesday. I put a pair of knee hi’s over them to protect the bottoms (I’m sure it was attractive, but, no, I did not take a picture) and figured I’d run about a quarter mile. I ended up running 2.4 miles.* I told myself I’d stop if they bothered me, but they never did. So, welcome to my shoe collection, Vibram Sprints. Next up? An outdoor run with them. I can’t wait!
2. I have finished just over 950 miles for the year. My original goal for 2010 was 1000 miles. Barring a freak injury, I expect to make that goal by mid-September. I’ve now changed my goal to 1400 for the year. Got to have a challenge, right? August (with 132 miles) was my second highest mileage month EVER!
I’ve designated September my “cut myself some slack” month. I still plan to hit at least 100 miles, but I think I’m going to go back to just five days of running a week. My legs just seem to be tired all the time. Also, this week the kids have no camp. Jones goes back to school next week, but Shoo doesn’t. I have some work commitments coming up, as well as some volunteer stuff. Each week I’ll plan out my runs, but if the need arises an extra rest day won’t kill me. This should get me ready for my goal of surpassing 150 miles in October.
3. I started Jamoosh’s hard core club on Monday. I expected to not be able to move the next day. I was right, but apparently my shoulders are my weak spot. My abs? They were fine.
*I would not recommend doing that much the first time in them if you haven’t already been doing some barefoot running.