The Week In Review, Friends and Family
- Aug 12th, 2019 at 8:04PM
Portland, Maine is on the map. The word has long since got out (thanks New York Times, Bon Appetite, Outside Magazine). Great beer, food, coffee, and people has them coming in from near and far. This week I had pals and fam hit town from places including Asia, Texas, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. Happy to say my training remained largely on track. Sometimes the busiest weeks, are the best weeks.
Monday - 60 minute walk, yoga
Tuesday - 6.5 mile run, full body bells workout
Wednesday - 60 minute walk, yoga
Thursday - Hoops
Friday - Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday - 6.5 mile run, full body bells workout
Sunday - 16.5 mile run
I am currently dealing with both runner's knee and IT band syndrome on the right side. This showed up on the first ten steps of my 16.5 mile run on Sunday. To run with pain the entire freaking time was empowering and horrifying. I'll do my part this week to address these niggles proactively.
This week, my long run is only 13 miles. Only. Shiiiiit. When did 13 miles start sounds like not so many miles?
Pro tip: Running longer distances makes your feet really swell. The jedi down at the running store told me that it isn't uncommon for people's feet to increase in size - one whole shoe size - when they distance train. So I got a half size larger. Then today, when I put my dogs in another pair of shoes, they would hardly fit. So weird.
Song of the Day: Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=HyHNuVaZJ-k