Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Weekly Roundup 8.8-8.14 & 8.15-8.21

So I don’t have much to report the last two weeks in terms of running or any type of physical activity.  As I sit on injured reserve, I’ve been spending a lot of time resting, icing, taking ibuprofen and watching the Olympics.  Speaking of the Olympics—OH EM GEE!  Those American distance runners!  And Usain Bolt!  Aaaaaa-mazing.

Back to a not so fun topic: my injury!  Just this week the pain has gotten to the level that I can actually perform a heel raise so I’m starting to work on some strengthening.  (Eccentrics per @capecodrehab!)  I’m still taping and it feels much better with the added support.  I’ve also been staying away from walking around barefoot and in flip flops—which is a total bummer because I’m supposed to be testing out Oofos Oorignial Sport Sandals as a BibRave Pro.

I also had to miss this year’s Falmouth Road Race and had major FOMO!  The weather was SO MUCH BETTER then last year and I had a ton of friends running as usual.  I still picked up my number on Thursday night with a tiny bit of hope that my Achilles would be back to normal but an attempt to run a half mile on Saturday morning didn’t go so well.  I was running slow and it was not my normal stride.  I totally felt it.  That half mile confirmed that I was still injured.

On another note, karma has caught up with me and I’m wondering what I did to deserve it.  Remember how I won my free entry at the Falmouth Jingle Jog?

But anyways, Saturday night was the Falmouth Mile.  It was always my favorite event of road race weekend and now it’s like a big reunion with my road race family.  I had to laugh when I saw Abdi for the first time over the weekend and he was like, “Wait, you’re not working AND you’re not running?  You’re not even going to go watch?  What ARE you doing this year?”

“Absolutely nothing, Abdi.  Absolutely nothing.”

I actually thought about heading down to the start to hang out with my friends and walk the course but then I remembered I already walked 7 miles in a race this year and I definitely didn’t want to do that again!  

Instead I hung out with Georgie on the couch Sunday morning and watched the men’s Olympic marathon while constantly scrolling through the Twitter feeds to get live updates from both Rio and Falmouth.

I had plans on Sunday night to catch up with some of the old road race staff.  We decided to crash the post-race VIP party (Thanks for the official invite Donna!) before heading with the crew to Anejo.  It’s always a blast to see everyone… and drink wine!

Other highlights:

·      I signed up for the Cape Cod Half!

Upcoming events:

·      10 weeks until the Cape Cod Half!
·      23 weeks until the Miami Marathon!

Monday 8.8.16
9,140 steps

Tuesday 8.9.16
8,379 steps

Wednesday 8.10.16
5,966 steps

Thursday 8.11.16
0.87 mile WALK with G (18:14)
Power Water
12,417 steps

Friday 8.12.16
5,922 steps

Saturday 8.13.16
Taught spin class, 30’ on the bike. The playlist: All I Do Is Win Spin Playlist
0.87 mile WALK with G (18:21)
9,458 steps

Sunday 8.14.16
4,718 steps

Monday 8.15.16
7,792 steps

Tuesday 8.16.16
Taught spin class, 40’ min on the bike
9,817 steps

Wednesday 8.17.16
8,702 steps

Thursday 8.18.16
Power Water
10,406 steps

Friday 8.19.16
9,928 steps

Saturday 8.20.16
0.5 miles (4:45)
8,120 steps

Sunday 8.21.16
4,865 steps

Last week’s mileage: 0 miles
This week’s mileage: 0.5 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 miles
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
August Totals: 6.5 miles
2016 Totals: 532.5 miles

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