When someone goes a long time without writing in their blog, ESPECIALLY if it is a blog devoted to Health and Fitness, folks come to the same conclusion for the most part; “yep…. she fell off the wagon into a pile of Moon Pies!”
Well I am here to tell you – NO. I just got lazy with my writing – *sigh* yet again. As for my training, yes I am still at it. I do admit though, I am experiencing runner’s burnout a bit. Maybe it is the cooler weather, or maybe the training that I have put myself through, either way I am a little tired.
I missed a couple of runs last week, due to ongoing foot soreness from that 20+ miler on Oct 22nd. I took a couple of doggie walks, and rode the bike at the gym for some crosstraining. I am back at it again this week though!
I finally bought a better pair of running shoes, since my Nike Pegasus were bottoming out at mile 18 on a regular basis. I found some Brooks Glycerin 8’s at DSW for $70. They were 2010’s model, and had just recently been replaced by the Glycerin 9’s. I felt safe enough to try them out, instead of the $130 9’s.
The first run was a little sketchy at first, but after my left foot loosened up, I was able to comfortably run. The next day I ran a little over 5 miles, and enjoyed the shoes even more! The third run I really enjoyed them!
I’m going to use them on my first long run tomorrow. I am curious to see how they do. Tomorrow’s run is a 14 miler, so I should have a really good idea how these will hold up, when I do 20 miles again the next week, and the marathon in December.
Which reminds me….