Saturday, February 2, 2008

Lazy Bum.

Didn't run today.  I'm still feeling a little icky, so I'll wait until tomorrow.  I have cancelled running plans with my friends, though, so now I'm on my own.  We'll see how it goes. It might just be a real quick treadmill run.  That's okay.  

The half is still weeks away, so I've got plenty of time to prepare!  

Friday, February 1, 2008

New Kicks!

After grumbling about needing a new pair of running shoes for about a month, I decided to take the plunge and try a new brand and a new size.  My toenails are still recovering from the marathon, so I figure it is worth trying a half size larger to protect the new nails coming in.  I used to run in Asics, so I figured I'd switch back to the old Gel's.  The shoe I bought is called the Asics Gel Kayano, and it's heavenly!  Heavenly, heavenly, heavenly.  It's a little pricey, but it seems to be worth the extra fifty bucks that I was spending.  My heel and fore-foot feel so cushioned and supported.  It's fabulous to have happy feet after a run!

I didn't run today.  It's too icy and I don't feel well.  I'd really like to get out tomorrow and try to do a longer run to get ready for this half coming up.  Running for an hour half tomorrow would make me very happy.  Maybe my cold will go away over night, I wish!  

I actually did, in fact, find my running calendar for January.  At the end of the month, I figured I ran approximately 114 miles.  Pretty good.  I don't think I have gotten in the 100's in the past two months, so I was pleased.  Maybe this month I'll shoot for 125 miles, provided this cold goes away.  Yuck.