HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL!! So today I’m going to talk about what’s making me SAD!
When I say, “What’s making me SAD,” I’m really NOT all that sad, maybe just a little bit bummed.
BY THE WAY, HOPE EVERYONE HAD A TERRIFIC WEEKEND!! Despite what you’re probably thinking now, I really did have a great weekend!! Don’t look at me like that!! I DID!! Hehe!!
Okay, so WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MAKING THIS GIRL SAD (or a bit bummed)????
Well, I DIDN’T RUN MY 15 MILES!! NOOOO!! BAD GIRL!! No fear, though, I have a good reason, I PROMISE! Alright, SO not sure if ya know, but, I have a freakin’ awesome running/swimming coach. He’s a professional triathlete! Anyways, back to my original point…the no-go 15 miler!
This was part of the email I sent my coach yesterday:
About 2 weeks ago I bought a new model of my current running shoe (because the older shoes were a half size too small) and the cut around the ankle is higher than the previous model. This has been causing a very uncomfortable rub on my right lateral malleolus of my fibula bone.
This morning, I went out for my 15 mile run and the pain from the rub was too much to deal with so I stopped at half a mile and walked back. When I got home, I tried on the older version and compared the height of the ankle cut and there is a notable difference. I’m going this afternoon to 3 sports in Richmond to get a new pair of shoes.
I decided instead of going with a completely different brand shoe (type of shoe), I’d order the same model that I had been using just a half size bigger. The problem arose because Point 2 Running (which I love by the way) only carried the newest released model of the Mizuno Sayonaras, which I’ve been wearing for 3 years now. I didn’t want to get fitted with a different shoe and have another problem arise. My new shoes will be here by Tuesday and I’m fine to run in the older ones (that don’t hurt my ankle) for my 5 miles tomorrow!
Yes, I have 2 purple toenails and a bruised malleolus ALL on my right foot!! Eeek!! Oh well, my half-marathon is in 13 days!! No time to sweat it now!!
POINT IN CASE: THE RIGHT SHOE IS EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY WITH HIGHER MILEAGE RUNNING!!
It’s amazing how any little change in the model, like a higher cut, can make or break a run! Oh well, no biggie!! Because Crawlin’ Crab Half is in 13 days (OMG!!!), he’s moving me right along into my next week of training (minus the 15 miler). Bye-bye 15 miles, see ya next training cycle (hopefully…if my foot cooperates).
I’ll leave you with a Happy Weekend picture!!
ANY SHOE PROBLEMS?? ANY FABULOUS WORKOUTS?? XOXO!!