But first..my poor toe. Ignore the desperate need of new polish and focus on the inner side of my pinky toe for a moment. Yes - that dark purple line...it's not dirt. This is what happens when you slam your foot into your daughters dresser the previous day. Ya. Fun.
I don't think it's broken but it hurt like a mother-father when it happened and all evening last night. (You TOTALLY thought I was going to write something else there, admit it!) I iced the heck out of it and today, I woke up with the bruising but it also didn't hurt as bad as it did yesterday. I figured I would use today's run to see if I am able to run pain-free or if it is going to warrant my skipping the half tomorrow :(
It was 11am before I realized that I have never needed a 6.5k route around the office...thank you MapMyRun for your support in this matter. Two minutes later, I had my route - a combination of my two usual routes with a little bit cut off to save distance.
I started out along Macleod, with all of it's exhaust and congestion, figuring that I would be able to expel it all from my lungs on the remaining residential on the route.
Down Heritage and up the hill to Elbow then down the lovely tree-lined drive where I enjoyed every second of the shade form the golden boughs.
I figured 45 mins for 6.5k was good and, in the end, I came in right at that. Long run one done! Only one more to go this weekend!
Once I was back in my cube - I stretched the heck out of any muscle that might possible tighten up today. Hopefully that is enough for tomorrow...
With this being my first back-to-back weekend, my nutrition guru has been guiding me on proper fueling to make sure I thrive through this training cycle. She sent me a wonderful email outlining exactly how I should eat and gave me great examples. So, for my post-run lunch, I had some of my marvelous meatless chili (topped with a sprinkling of cheese - sorry, H - I had it pre-packaged and didn't realize I'd grabbed one with cheese), Some multigrain crispbreads in lieu of a wholegrain bun, a handful of almonds and some dates. Yummy!
|I am so not a food blogger...pardon my crappy lunch photo.|