Saturday, May 12, 2007

Long run

I'm still messing with my new shoes. Last time out, I put hte new insoles on top of the shoe-insoles. It felt nice and cushiony and my knees were happy, but I thought the shoes were too tight. The package said I should take out the shoe insoles, and I called RRS to double-check. (I must say, for a catalog specializing in running, I never get a feeling of true expertise from the people I talk to there - they're kind of tentative.) But I followed their advice and took out the soles that came with the shoes, and spent almost my entire run just now fiddling with the laces trying to get it not too tight, not too loose. When I started out, I felt stiff, tired ,achy, and wasn't sure I could do more than three miles. (That's amazing, isn't it - that a short run for me is 3 miles!) I'm at my mom's in PA, so I took a route I like through a little neighborhood down to a canal (flat! Not cement! Pretty views!) I went 30 minutes out, 30 minutes back, walking on one steep hill, stopping to fiddle periodically but running pretty well the whole way. It had to be at least 4 miles but gI have no way to check it since I can't drive along the canal. But I'm pretty happy about it! Yesterday I didn't work out, and won't have a chance tomorrow either (travelling home) but back to swim/bike/run/spin/swim/mini-tri in that order during the week (and Ella's birthday party on Saturday too! Happy Birthday to my little one who turns 5 tomorrow!)


Duane said...

And happy mother's day to you! 5 is such a great age, yes?

RUTH said...

Well done for the run; it must have been nice to have some scenery around you. Happy Birthday from us to your 5 year old! Such an exciting age. Our Mother's Day is earlier in the year but Happy Mother's Day to all those who have theirs today (13th).

KrissyGo! said...

Awww. Happy Mother's Day to you and birthdays to Ella!

And super congrats on getting to that 3-miles-is-short place. Feels good, doesn't it?

LBTEPA said...

Happy mother's day and happy birthday to your little treasure :)
I tried all the combinations, and now I wear my orthotics under my insoles, if that's any help