1. When I decided to call this week a step-back week, I really didn’t know just how far I’d step back. Last month, in 28 days, I ran 115 miles. So far this month, I’ve run 4. Tuesday, I was completely lacking in any sort of desire to run. I just felt tired and unmotivated. I even took a nap. So, I decided to take a rest day. Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold, so now I know why I was feeling out of sorts. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day and I had clients to run with, so I ran a comfortable 4 miles and loved every minute of it. Not sure what else I’m going to manage this week with the boys out of school, but I’ve decided to just roll with it.
2. Since striving for my own PRs just isn’t working for me right now (I’m just not feeling motivated to push myself at the moment), I’ve decided to give a new purpose to my runs. I’m volunteering with a Cancer to 5k program this spring. I’ll be running with runners on their long runs on Saturdays and then I’ll be a race day sherpa for one of the runners. I’ve also signed up to help with this year’s Girls on the Run race. I’m really excited to spend time running with new runners.
3. My achilles seems to be completely healed, so I’m reintroducing barefoot running. I built my mileage slowly last time, but I only ran that way once a week. This time, I’m building mileage even more slowly, but doing it several times a week. My right foot/ankle is definitely weak, so I’m also spending as much time barefoot as possible. This has made my Vibrams my “go to” shoe, thereby confirming my reputation as the “wacky mom” at Jones’ school. LOL
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11 thoughts on “TTT: low mileage, volunteering, and bare feet”
#2 is awesome! Every race I thank the volunteers as I pass and think, "Man, I have got to volunteer for a race!" That has to go to the top of my list. Great job!
Volunteering is such a great way to stay involved and focus on others! Good luck with re-introducing barefoot running, too.
The Cancer to 5K sounds like a wonderful event/cause to get involved with. Great way to keep that mojo going when you're not feeling the PR-push.Great news on your achilles!
What a great running plan you have for spring. How fun!
I'm up to 3 miles in my Vibrams so far and they're feeling really good. I too, am the wacky lady who wears these creepy foot shoes to the mall, grocery store, ect.
So jealous you got to run outside yesterday!I've volunteered with GOTR before. you'll have a blast at the race!
That's so great that you're volunteering for Cancer to 5k and GOTR!!!
Those sound like some really great runs/causes to volunteer for. It's great that your achilles is healed!
Great job volunteering!! If I remember correctly that's how we met last year 🙂 With out people like you there would be no races.
I'm with Jim – I love chatting to volunteers – they rock.andI love TTT. i love that you made it into "TTT".
Don't ya just love being the wacky mom? 😉