As I prepare for a long weekend (Wednesday through Saturday) in Boston for a DUI conference, I'm happy I have new shoes.
I tried them out this morning for a .75 loop around my neighborhood.
Not bad. The pain wasn't gone - but it was significantly lessened. Although having that stabilicore in the shoes felt REALLY weird. It's going to take some getting used to - especially since I seemed to be overcompensating with my ankle. But it was a good feeling getting back out there.
I'm going to stick to the .75-1.0 mile distance this week - in the hopes of hitting 1.5 this weekend on Sunday when I return from Boston - and updating you all on Monday. :)
Late last week, on doctor's orders, I went to Fleet Feet and got remeasured for shoes.
As it turns out - the shin pain I've been having is likely a consequence of my gait changing as I jog. I'm over pronating on the left side. So what we did was order a shoe for me with more stability in it - I tried them at the store, but we needed a smidge wider.
So I give you - the Asics 2160!
I'm excited about these shoes - which I should have in this week sometime. Until then, I'm keeping my training light and focusing on food - which last week was challenging - but this week will be GREAT! And on Monday next, I can't wait to post another great loss for you guys! (I like this whole 2 week weigh-in cycle!)
Also coming this week: I'll be officially registering for the Princess Half Marathon! YES!
1) A loss of another 6.2 pounds total! Not bad for two weeks of hard training and good eating. :)
2) I have another doctor's appointment today to check in on my BP and see how the meds are doing. I think the doc will switch me to another med - since I seem to have developed a cough with this one.
3) We saw "Aladdin" - Disney Theatrical's newest production at the 5th Ave. Theatre - and wonder of wonders - who was sitting RIGHT BEHIND US? Yes - Alan Menken! I shook his hand - and said: "Thanks for...well...everything!"
He said: "Everything, huh? That's a lot!" and smiled.
Totally magical moment!
This week I'm going to be keeping up with the jogging during the week - and long distance on the weekends - and 75 crunches per night before bed. :)
Today is a day to celebrate in our family - because it is the birthday of this beautiful woman - my wonderful wife.
I'm not going to get all gushy and mushy here - because I've already done that at home - but here I just wanted to publicly say that I love you, Amber. And I hope that your gifts, our dinner, and our night out at the theatre make for a GREAT birthday for you!
I've been working with a new training buddy lately - and we've been working on food intake - and really ramping up my endurance.
I guess we figure that we KNOW I can WALK 13.1 miles - but I want good pacing, and to even RUN 13.1 miles. So my daily workouts include:
Alternating walk and jog days. Today, for instance was a hard workout day. It was only just shy of a mile - but I actually RAN a little less than half of it - and in one stretch. My legs are KILLING me.
Yesterday I did a relaxing walk around our local park with the family.
I also do 50 (upping to 75) crunches nightly - and next week will add some cross training.
And tomorrow is LONG run day. Tomorrow's goal is 1.5 miles total - with .5 miles being CONSISTENTLY run.
My average pacing is ending up where I need to be, but as the next six months happen, weight comes off, etc - the pace will increase drastically.
I'm really encouraged by this. And feeling stronger than ever. Really feel like I'm FINALLY getting some traction here. Finally pushing forward.
And feeling like January is going to be GREAT - or rather - a GREAT beginning. Because January, February, and September are TRAINING runs - for OCTOBER - which is my ultimate goal. :)
Who'd have thought I'd have RUN nearly half a mile consistently instead of walking it?