Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Friday, August 16, 2013

Feliz Friday!

No run yesterday, as I didn't want to end up running 7 days in a row once I jumped back in schedule (Don't worry, I wasn't a sloth, I still went to the gym to work on my monster upper body strength).  I was hoping someone would ask what I was doing in the 4 month day injury break I took just so I could use this .gif

My wife surprised me and picked up a Bulls outfit for my daughter yesterday! (Repost if you saw this posted on another feed yesterday) Hard time getting her to stand still for the photo.

This morning was easy run #2. Decided to do 6 and give myself enough time to do them at 9 minute miles. I wasn't sure what type of legs to expect after having mac truck type mobility on Wednesday.

Woke up at 4:30, out at 4:50. Gut wasn't a big concern as I wasn't going to a speed or distance that would get me to the danger zone.

A fair amount of runners were out which was nice. After a couple blocks I felt a good deal stronger than the last run, my lungs felt pretty normal too. Checked my watch at two miles and I was going waaay to fast, so I slowed down and kept my focus on recovering and not my time.

I was better disciplined the rest of the run. Legs were still creaky and I need to put more confidence in the leg and my ability. I still have the mental block that I lost like 50% of my endurance in 4 days...  lol

Tomorrow will be easy run 3, hopefully a slower pace, and 8 miles. Then I can see if I can get back in stride for Sunday at 10 miles at 7:40 pace. Thankfully this is a cutback weekend in my plan, so I don't have to worry about getting in the long run. I need to start respecting the long run pace, as I always do it about 30-45 seconds per mile too fast.

I wish I had a PT appointment before my strength run on Tuesday, but at least I have two before next weekend.  I'll try using the foam roller until then to work on the knot.

Now for a couple things more...interesting than my limping around and tears. Children and prudes please leave this post now.

Do you like Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul? Did you see his AMA on reddit the other day?  He loved doing it so much, that he made a youtube response giving out The Bitchies award to the best parts of it:

Second link, it was a top forum post on First off let me say - I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION HERE - can we say AWKWARD.

LINK: This is a little weird, but does anyone else..

Now that you are suddenly either feeling a lot more comfortable that you aren't alone with your "issue" or randomly uncomfortable....



  1. I bought my daughter many a Detroit Tigers outfit when she was young...always looked cute. Now I force my son to wear a Tigers hat, which after a year he has finally taken to keeping on his head. Little victories.
    Keep that pace in check and stick to your plan, you should be fine. Enjoy the 10-miler this weekend!

  2. That is the cutest outfit ever!!! :D

    Yay for being back at running! Is your first PT appt on Wed?

  3. We had a Bulls outfit for her when she was like 6 months old as well!

    I will hopefully enjoy it pain free!

  4. Thanks!! The cat didn't want to try it on though :(
    First PT is Tuesday

  5. Nerri @ LaPetiteRunnerAugust 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I saw that link when you tweeted it the other day and was dying laughing in my cube. Which btw was probably not smart to be reading at work ...

    Your daughter is tooooo cute. She looks super happy! Enjoy your running - run long and pain free!

  6. glad you liked it!! Caught me off guard, thought it was a big joke at first!

    And thanks!

  7. So glad you're back up & running! What a relief!