Sunday: 10 miles (1:35:50)
Today was the end of week 9 in my marathon training. Thank goodness for back down weeks because my legs are DEAD! I was really happy with my splits from today, even though I had to get this screen shot from Amy’s garmin. I am having Garmin drama. I have the 405 and it has been acting up lately. It would not hold a charge earlier in the winter, so I was leaving it plugged in all the time. I unplugged it last night to plug in Colby’s garmin and thought it would be fine because it was charging for over a day. This morning it was at 11% !!!!! I was SO mad and quick plugged it in to get it to 15%. It lasted 7.5 miles before it died. I need to email them and see what is wrong.
The Hal Higdon Novice 1 plan had me do 13.1 last weekend for a long run, 10 today and 15 next weekend. I thought I would take it “easier” by only doing BodyPump this past Tuesday and run Weds, Thurs, Fri for my mid-week runs. I already had tired legs from last weekend’s 13 and I am now sure I tweaked something in my left calf at BodyPump during the lunge track Tuesday night. I just felt uncomfortable during the lunges, my feet were cramping and my legs were tired. The next day I went out for a 4 miler with Colby and could only do 3. It was really hot (almost 80… strange for March in PA) and my legs were dead. I had a little discomfort around my left ankle but couldn’t tell what was exactly wrong. Then I went for my 7 miler with Amy on Thursday and was in pain.
Happy with our Thursday splits (above) but we walked for over 5 minutes at mile 5 because my calf was bothering me so much. It started out feeling like ankle pain again, but as I ran more I could tell it was the back of my lower calf. It didn’t feel better after icing, so I took Friday completely off and skipped my 4 miler for the week. I think it helped me feel better for the 10 today, so I’m just hoping that if I ice and keep my Grandma/Walmart compression socks on enough it will go away! So, I am “taking a break” from BodyPump. We really had a great thing going for a long time. I think it got my legs super strong for marathon training, but I just think I need to focus on the mileage now.
Last weekend, I was looking for dresses for our engagement photos. I was looking for a pink wrap dress, but after hours of frustration found these two I liked from Black House White Market.
I really liked this one, but it was in red and I never wear red! I just never think it is my color and always go for pink if I am going to wear a bright color. I almost went for it, but thought I might regret it later. I ended up picking this one…
Please excuse the lazy braided ponytail hair. I already had the black rose ribbon from another dress so I didn’t have to buy this one. We took our pictures yesterday and I was a wreck. It made me SO nervous! We should get the digitals soon, so I will make sure to share a few good ones
I also got my nails done this week for the pictures. I got a “shellac manicure” that uses special polish and UV light to give a manicure that doesn’t chip and is stronger than regular polish. This is the polish the lady used and so far, it is awesome. My nails were really weak and I was trying so hard not to break them before the pictures. Now they feel strong and look perfect. I always mess up my nails after they are painted, but these are completely dry as soon as you are finished at the salon.
I know I’ve been a little absent from the blog-writing lately, and I think that was because my weeknights were making me so tired. Between the running, driving 15-20 minutes to Gold’s for BodyPump classes and grad work (and getting hooked on The Hunger Games books!) it was too much and I was exhausted. I really think I’m going to enjoy the break from Pump! Hopefully I will be able to blog more and take care of my legs!