On day 9 of my 30 day thankful challenge, I am thankful for new (old) PDRs. After yesterdays disastrous run, I decided to give it another go, this time on the track at the gym. Our gym track is 1/8 of a mile. I walked the first two laps to get warmed up, and then started a light jog. I am really trying to focus on adding distance back to my runs, the speed will come, and the endurance portion is going to be so much more important as I begin to train for the marathon. So I then ran. I went a total of 3.75 miles (3.5 of them were run). I averaged 10:30/mile. This is including the walked 1/4 mile. So it is the furthest I have gone since my injury. It was hard as anything, but I did it. And it will get easier. I know it will!
I plan on sticking with it and adding a little bit more distance all the time, until I am at a solid 6 miles again. A solid six is my goal before I officially start training. And I will get there. I will do six probably once before I officially feel “comfortable” doing 6 (the Thanksgiving day race), but hopefully showing myself that I can do it again will remind me that I can, and help me to get through it!
I saw my doctor yesterday. I got my new insoles/orthotics. They are blue. I wore them for an hour yesterday and two hours this morning. I am just supposed to add on, 1 hour at a time. So tomorrow I will wear them for three hours. I am still supposed to wear my straps when I am not wearing my insoles, so I have those on now. Strangely, the straps feel more weird on my feet than the insoles, so I am not sure why the crazy transition time to wearing them. And they are for my running shoes. So my latest question is, when can I go back to heels and stuff? Anything non-gym shoes? I am sure its fine for short times now, and I plan on taking some sexy pumps with me to Las Vegas to wear for our nice dinner. But I guess in time, I will be there.
So here are our plates. Salmon, brown rice, green veggies. My plate is the one with the smaller piece of salmon and half a plate of green. Spinach was my green of choice, served as a salad with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. J wanted green beans (he is apparently anti-spinach) and his rice has some sauce with it. Mine is plain (lame). But I do my best to make our meals similar. J is not a huge fish guy, but I figured once in a while is good!