Sunday, October 18, 2009
Half Marathon Mama- Week #7
What can I say? Another bad week. *sigh*
Monday's run got cut short because my legs and feet were just killing me AGAIN! Ok, so I had enough of that, I needed new shoes. I went to Fleet Feet and got fitted for some Ascis. I've been running for 4 years and this was my first time fitted for running shoes! I am a pronator (where your heals roll in) so I need a shoe that will hold up. I believe I have been buying the correct running shoes for a while, but this last pair was totally the wrong kind. That is why I am now paying for it with plantar fascia pain.
Wednesday I ran my 4.5 miles in my new shoes. W O N D E R F U L! No leg or foot pain and fatigue! I was very happy.
Then Saturday was my long run. I was debating 7 miles again or 8 since I didn't have a long Monday run. Well, Friday night I was dreading the long run. I don't know why. Burn out? You would think with my new shoes I would be excited for a long run. Saturday I didn't get around in time. I hosted a Halloween Gingerbread House Decorating Party and I kept thinking about all the house work to get done and the preparation before the party. I went ahead and started my run, but the combo of too much on my mind and my Garmin Forerunner only have 1 hour of battery time left on it I ran just one mile. I could NOT get into it.
So I was thinking I may force myself to do my long run today, Sunday. Ethan has been sick with an ear infection since Friday. Last night was the worse night of sleep I have ever had (even including those newborn nights!). He could not sleep and kept crying every 5 to 10 minutes. I'm exhausted and a long run is not happening today either! So I totally bombed this week.
I think I was needing the mental break more than anything. I try not to dwell on the thought of even why I'm doing this. Am I even cut out for a long distance race?