Because I'm still on a runner's high. I just KNOW I'm going to babble! I'm warning you in advance! I had the most AWESOME run today! I am EVER so glad I slowed my pace down to 5.0 from 6. When I was trying to do 6 I never wanted to do my runs - I dreaded them. Now I enjoy them again! They are still hard - don't get me wrong. I am sweating like a maniac and my heart rate is nice and high. I think the difference is that my heart has a chance to recover at this pace (I'm still running intervals at this pace - not straight running yet). When I was running the 6.0 I would get to my walking segments and when it was time to start running again I still had not really caught my breath and my heart rate had not recovered much. I can't tell you how happy I am with the decision to slow down! I never thought I'd say that! I think my ankle thanks me for it too. I had been getting a bit tight in my right Achilles - I've been stretching it well and at night I'm wearing the plantar fasciitis boot. Hopefully I can nip it in the bud. So far so good - it does not seem to be progressing. I do not want to end up where I was five years ago - MAN was that painful! I had full blown plantar fasciitis AND Achilles tendinitis! It was evil! I had to wear a walking cast! I actually have two of those plantar fasciitis boots - sometimes I will just wear them on both feet just to get a good stretch - especially after a long run. It feels so good. I usually end up kicking them off during the night anyway. I've noticed my toes go kind of numb if they stay on all night anyway. Wow - I really AM rambling!
Today was pretty uneventful. It was full of cleaning. Yet my house is still messy. Go figure. It's true what they say. Cleaning your house while your children are growing is like shoveling your driveway while it's still snowing. HA! Isn't THAT the truth! I actually got a LOT done today, but you can't tell. It's frustrating, but at least I know deep down in my heart that I did it! HAHAHA
Oh, something significant did happen today. If anyone out there plays the trumpet, or the bugle, or the fleugal horn I would appreciate if you would play Taps and if everyone would follow it by a moment of silence..... for my favorite running bra. It died. The underwire snapped in half. I am so bummed. It was a faithful friend - it held the girls in place for many a mile and that is no small task. I have two other bras but they are kind of tight. The one that broke was by FAR my favorite. Bummer. Oh well - time marches on and the world turns. :-P
Well, I am off. I am in need of a hot shower (still sweaty from my AWESOME run!) I could also use something to eat - I am starving. I know, I know - it's late. I still have points left though and by golly, I plan to use them. HAHAHA!
Thanks for reading! Have a WONDERFUL night!! -Monica