I hope you had a good weekend, and survived Monday.  It was a busy weekend for me.

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Cookies artfully decorated by my family!

Friday:  I was going to run with a friend, but then she had to work.  Then Alan offered to run with me.  But, since he got up to meet a 5:30 am running group that day, he was actually too tired to run again… so I was solo, and he went back to bed.  10 miles was the goal.  It was a gray day, a bit chilly, and just downright un-motivational outside.  Is “un-motivational” a word?  I’m sure you’ve seen it – it’s the opposite of a kickass awesome day!  I even thought about just sticking with my treadmill, but I know I need to get outside in the winter, so off I went.  Not surprising, my run just sucked.  It just felt hard.  I had serious doubt about me being able to run even a half marathon again!! I got out 5 miles and wished I had a phone because I probably would have called Alan to come pick me up!  But no such luck, I had to run back home.  When I uploaded my Garmin data, I was pleasantly surprised.  Not a bad pace at all, even though I felt like crap. Go figure.  Why didn’t I know my pace while I was running?  My Garmin watch died and I was using Alan’s watch.  It’s an older model and I couldn’t read the numbers and I wasn’t familiar with the screen layouts.  And apparently my vision sucks!  Waaa

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Starbucks reward #1 of the weekend. A little too excited… and the drink was a little too big!

Soon after we headed out for an afternoon of Christmas shopping.  Alan and I hit several stores and actually got quite a bit of gifts purchased.  Woohoo!!  During the day my left foot started feeling a bit pained.  Not sure why, but it was bothersome.

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Saturday:  I woke to “frozen fog”.  That’s a new one to me.  Luckily I didn’t encounter the “frozen” part of it, because I was meeting a group of 7 ladies for a group run.

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Super exciting because almost all of them were only online acquaintances of our local “She RUNS this town” Facebook group.  I had never met them in person.  They were all super nice and we ran in two groups – 9:30 and 10:00 paces.  I even decided to go 6 miles, when I originally was going to stop at 5.  What the heck, it was an enjoyable run (so different than Friday!).  My foot was a little pained when I woke up, but it was fine during my run.

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Starbucks reward #2! Much smaller sized.

Sunday: Dang it, my foot still feeling odd!!  I actually turned down a run request from another friend today.  Me!  I turned down a run with a friend!  So unlike me, but I really needed to rest my foot.  I really want to start out my marathon training (starting Dec. 20th) in a healthy position.  No need to push it at this time.

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Just chill….

Which leads us to Monday…. and yes, I am icing my foot.  I ran 4 miles on it today.  It didn’t feel good for the first mile or so, and then it wasn’t too bad.  Still, I need to take my own advice and just give it some more rest.  It pains *me* to have to stop running during the holidays.  Boo on that.

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Especially when we have lots of frosted cookies just waiting to be eaten….

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Dang it.


Q:  How is your holiday season going?  Motivated to run all the miles, or eat all the cookies?

Q: Have you heard of frozen fog before?

It has been pretty foggy around here lately.  I bet the kids have a school delay in the morning!

9 thoughts on “Weekend wrap up”
  1. Where on your foot does it hurt? I am intrigued because on the SIDE of my foot I have that tearing PF feeling when I bend over and touch my toes and then flex my foot. It is like the only position it hurts in but it is very, very apparent!

    Your sucky 10 miler… I had a run like that last weekend! We have all been there. A bad run means a good run is right around the corner.
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    1. My pain is still in the ball of my foot, maybe still the Sesamoiditis stuff because it’s the same foot. Most noticeable in the morning when I stretch my toes really wide. My pain is more of a dull pain – yours sounds like sharp pain. Foot pain can be so mysterious!! Hope yours is just the niggles 🙂

      1. That stinks. 🙁 The foot is such a mystery to me. I have had short bouts of PF (VERY short thank goodness) and one other weird foot thing that stuck around for a week or two but never sidelined me. The foot is one thing that is definitely a mystery to me and I am NOT comfortable diagnosing! I don’t know what Sesamoiditis is but I will google it because I like to learn. 🙂

  2. I love those runs when you aren’t paying attention to pace and are surprised with a faster than expected run when you actually check the data.

    I hope your foot is feeling better soon! I can totally relate on needing to balance out the Christmas cookies with a run.
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  3. YAY on finding a running group!!!! I tell you, a running group is the key! Especially for long runs!!! Time just seems to pass! I know there are lots of “solo” runners, but me? I am more of a social type 🙂

    How the foot pain improves! Foot conditions are so aggravating!

    YUM, the cookies look delicious!!!!! I love to bake… but just don’t seem to have the time to these days!!! I need the days to slow down…… I haven’t even began to Christmas shop!!! EEeeeeekkk!!!!!

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