For the most part, I feel good. I'm fairly convinced now that my body can carry me for 26.2 miles. It may carry me slowly, but I think it's got the cardiovascular cojones. (Yes, there is such a thing. I'm sure of it.) My only real concern is the nagging pain in my right ankle. I'm hoping tapering will help with that - fewer miles and a bit more rest.
Things that occupy valuable brain space (this is where the "this 'n that" comes in):
|My iFitness belt. Not my bod.|
(Ummmm, 1a, I guess.) What is the deal with cellulite anyway? I'm not overweight. True, I did gain 60 pounds with each pregnancy (I denied myself NOTHING food-wise while I carried members of America's Future) and I did cry on the scale when it said 197. But eventually that weight came off. And that was about a million years ago anyway. I'm 5'11" and weigh about 145. That sounds like a reasonable height/weight ratio, right? I workout. I TRY to eat well. And I've had two months now where I've run farther than 100 miles. But my legs look like I've got skin a couple sizes too big. WTF?? I'm trying to be all zen about it and embrace the legs that just carried me successfully on a 20 mile run but........ damn, they ugly. Wish there was some way to put my legs in the dryer on high and see if the skin shrinks. <Sigh> Oh well. I ain't 19 no more. Back to zen.....
|I have found socks to love that love me back. |
Post 20 miler photo. These socks are the shit!
2. Check out my awesome socks! Injinji toe socks. LOVE them. I wore them during my 30k and my 20 miler and they are the most comfortable socks ever. Yay for happy toes!!
|Gettin' lucky after a 4 miler. I have no idea why I'm able to find |
these things so easily. Found three more of 'em the day
before, too. If only I could pick winning lottery numbers as easily.
3. I've been finding 4 leaf clovers again. A harbinger of good things for Grandma's, yes?
4. My final long run will be Sunday when I run the Minneapolis Half Marathon - ONLY 13.1 miles. Which is still a damn long way to run. After that, the tapering starts in earnest.
I hope I don't go insane.