Yesterday I ran 14 miles on the Muddy Creek Greenway. It’s a great place to do long runs because it’s super flat. There was still some mud left on the trail and a few puddles so my Vibrams got a little dirty. Good thing I can just toss them in the washing machine.
I ate a GU at mile 8 and almost gagged. I hated this flavor. Seriously like the worst GU ever. I like the chocolate, vanilla and chocolate mint the best. I gotta stick to my favorites.
I had planned for 15 miles. My IT band had other (stupid) plans. Until the end, I was feeling great, running the whole time between 7:50 – 8:15 min/miles and then about mile 13, my IT started killing me. I tried to keep running, hoping it would loosen up but all of a sudden my leg just gave out on me, like the tendon in my leg had snapped. I hadn’t felt that kind of pain in years (not since I switched to running in Vibram FiveFingers) so I hobbled back to the car and ended up with 14 miles.
I’m pretty bummed but I’m guessing it happened because I’ve upped my mileage pretty substantially in the past few weeks and have been running 3-4 days a week. And my body has told me before that I can’t do that if I want to avoid running injuries. Lesson learned (again). So I went to yoga today and am planning on 2-3 shorter runs this week so see how it feels.
After the run, I came home and a relaxed a bit, then Meg came over and helped me tackle my inbox problem. I have 4 different email accounts and am terrible at keeping on top of emails – I had emails from last September that I never replied to but still had starred to remind me to follow up (ugh, embarrassing). She helped me figure out a system and also gave some tips to save time. And look what I saw (in one of them) today! WAHOO!!!!!!
I love Holly’s writing. And her recipes.
I’m a sucker for lemon bars. And these are GF and dairy free!!
Have a Valentine? Here are some cute gift ideas!
Is your gym just a gym? or a lifestyle?
This made me super ready for spring fashion. And super ready for a pair of yellow pants.
I’m fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters. I’d love it if you could donate – even $1 would help. Really!!
Last Week’s Workouts
S – Moderate Yoga
M – 30 min elliptical
T – 4 miles (treadmill) + 15 minute upper body weight
W – Power Yoga
Th – 4.3 miles in 35 minutes (treadmill + 1.0 incline)
F – rest
S – 14 mile run
This Week’s Meal Plan
GF spaghetti with paleo meatballs (recipe soon!)
Grilled hanger steak w/ green salad
Do you have any tips for inbox management?
Are you a fan of Valentine’s Day or do you think it’s a Hallmark-contrived holiday? I love it. Valentine Man!!