1. I ran today. I know, I know. I decided to try my Vibrams because my foot felt funny in my shoes yesterday. I headed out with my dad with a plan of stopping as soon as there was any pain or 2 miles, whichever came first. I had a couple of twinges during the first half mile, but after that, nothing. My achilles didn’t say anything. My other calf was fine. And I actually saw the number 9 on my garmin for chunks of time. So, I’m gonna give the race a try. There are a number of spots to bail if it goes south, but if I take it slow and wear the Vibrams, I should be able to finish without injury.
2. I also got a massage today. I think it would best be described as a deep tissue massage. She pressed so hard into my calves I thought she was going to push her fingers out the other side. Holy cow! I’m hopeful that she released some of the tightness in my calves.
3. One of the reasons I love to come to Wisconsin in August is the food. I’m sure you’ve all seen the nightmare stories from the fairs around here – deep fried twinkies, deep fried cheese curds (which, I’ll admit are a food from the gods), etc. But that’s not the food I’m talking about. My parents have a huge garden plus they live in a small town bordered by farms. I’ve only been here two days and so far I’ve eaten my weight in cucumbers, not to mention servings of kohlrabi, tomatoes, sweet corn, eggplant, zucchini, arugula, onions, and beets, most of which was grown by my mom or farmers nearby. (I’ve also eaten most of a cantaloupe, but I have no idea where that was grown LOL). Needless to say, I’m getting my full servings of veggies this week!
Tomorrow, as part of Pahla’s Bloggy Exchange, I’ll be handing the reins over to Sophie from Tales of an Ambitious Slacker. You’ll be able to find me at Sarah’s Running on Words. Please give Sophie a warm welcome and come over and visit me at Sarah’s.
Also, if you are in/near Wisconsin, I’ll be here for two weeks. Let me know if you’d like to meet up.