Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New shoes!

I wore my new Mizunos yesterday on my 5 mile run. It was... different. I've had a weird ache in my foot off and on for months, and it flares up when I'm more active. The ball of my foot gets all grouchy and I get stabbing pain. The new shoes did not help this, but they also didn't hurt. So that's a plus (neutral?). The run itself was alright, the weather was nice. I have been shooting myself in the foot by taking 2 rest days in a row on Friday and Saturday, meaning I do not have a rest day between my long run and the rest of the week. As a result, my legs have felt heavy and achy... not injured, just achy.

I used the iMapMyRun app on my phone for the first time. It was... also different. For the most part, it tracked where I was going, but when I went off road or near the water, it wigged out. On the plus side, it showed me as running extra fast, while in the water, so that's neat. My average pace was greatly helped by those little jumps that credited me for running 0.3 miles directly into the water and back in just a few seconds. I've had this problem with other GPS apps on my phone, and I'm not sure if I just got a dud of a nav system, or if my phone software is too old, or what. I know some people, including Andrew, have great success with these, but I am just not seeing it. I'll continue to measure out my run the old fashioned way, by car, and use iMapMyRun or another app as a backup. I sort of want a Garmin watch, but they are expensive and I feel like it's not a necessity, so I'll make do with what I've got.

Yesterday I was STARVING after my run so I annihilated some Triscuits. I am not to be trusted with the sun dried tomato flavor, they are just too good. Then dinner was a big green salad, a whole wheat tortilla with fake meat crumbles and cheddar cheese, and more fake meat and cheese.. it was a fake meat and cheese kind of night. I was pretty stuffed from the triscuits plus dinner and getting to sleep was not a lot of fun. I was heartburn-y. I need a couple hours to digest, but that's hard with the combo of Andrew's class/cooking/trying to go to bed at 9:30... I would need to be eating at like 7 at the latest and that just does not happen.

And now, today's food. There are changes! Ahh!
Breakfast: Banana, egg, toasted sandwich thin and butter
morning snack: apple, granola bar, cheese
lunch: 3 pieces of domino's veggie pizza and way too much Diet Coke (maybe not my best food choice ever. tummy ache now).
afternoon snack 1: lots of raw veggies, peanuts
Later afternoon and dinner: TBD.

Tonight is 45 mins of cross training. I would really like to be able to do the elliptical, just because it is easy and because it's supposed to be really rainy today, and I'm not sure I'm dedicated enough to bike outside if the weather sucks. We shall see if the girls who were there dominating all the machines are there again tonight.


  1. I love the feeling of new shoes. I wrecked mine when running a marathon this weekend in the rain, so I am dying to get new ones. The softness motivates me to keep running. =D

    It's supposed to be raining here (Los Angeles), too. I'm tired of rain but will take it over hot weather.

  2. I had a friend who ran the LA marathon this weekend, it sounds like the weather was just miserable, but at least you did it! awesome! It did not end up raining today on my part of the East Coast, hooray for that!