Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Five

  1. I am overwhelmed by the response to my last post. When my husband asks me why I like Twitter & FB & dailymile and the interwebz so much, all I have to do is point to the comments, emails and twitter DMs in response to that post.  I have never felt so heard and understood and loved by so many people in all of my life. Thanks to you all.
  2. My right knee has been awesome in my short runs this week. My right calf & hamstring? Not so much. What the heck? I am going to try a quick little 3-miler here momentarily with the knee brace & see what's what. Kind of makes me nervous for my half-marathon tomorrow, even if it is just a training run...
  3. I need new shoes.  I've used Saucony Kilkennys for nearly two years now but am considering switching to the Saucony Kinvaras now, because they have a little more cushion in them. But I am concerned about the amount of cushion -after two years in flats I am worried about being so "high up." Plus I have heard people say they are a little too spongy. But the pain in the soles of my feet after 22 miles is pretty intense & I would like to alleviate that somehow. Recommendations welcome, as I am still thinking but need to do something soon because... 
  4. Cowtown is in 30 days.  Yes. 30 days in Operation Sub-Five. I best get this calf/hamstring/knee thing worked out before then, too. Maybe new shoes will help... 
  5. I miss running on trails. But they will be there soon enough.  Grasslands is just a couple of weeks after Cowtown, and then Hells Yeah Hills will require some serious trail training in March. But for now, the focus has to be on hitting a 10:45 for 26 miles. Has to be. 

Happy Friday, y'all!! See you on the flip side of the weekend!!


Pamela Hutchins said...

You and I just had a "moment" on Daily mile :)
And I read your post.
I am an ultra runner who got sidelined for 18 mo w/a foot injury
and all i can say is
a. i am so jealous of cowtown and grasslands (i'm having to rebuild from ZERO, and hold back, and it's KILLING ME)
b. listen to your body. i didn't. bad result.

Later Gator
Pamela (@pameloth)

Libby Jones said...

Tried on Kinvaras this morning! They were nice. But they didn't have them in my size, well, not in a cute color. And that's important. LOL.