Two airplane trips in less than one day. Thank goodness for coloring books, movies on the iPad and snacks galore.
Brooke knows what’s up when it comes to flying. As soon as we find our seats she just jumps in, buckles up and waits for somebody to bring her some wing pins and pretzels.
We slept at my aunt’s house on Saturday night and then Brooke went off with her dad and I spent time with my aunt, uncle and cousin Sunday morning.
I ate the best nectarine of my entire life from their Farmer’s Market. It was so beyond delicious. Strangely, I experienced sadness while I ate it because I knew I would never have another one this amazing. My expectations are a little too high now.
My 15 year old cousin texted me the night before and said he was going to make breakfast. At his age I was making toast and sometimes ego waffles and he is whipping up amazing homemade mini cinnamon rolls.
I went to church for a bit and got together with some of my college bffs.
It was then time to head to the airport with the Brookers. Man, those drop-offs/pick-ups used to be so ridiculously hard for me. It used to hurt so bad to see my ex.… It took 2 years to get to the neutral feelings I have now. Time works wonders.
Brooke and I have a tradition of eating at Chilis in the Oakland airport… aka the only food option in our terminal. I am always obsessed with being super early to the airport and so there is no way I am stopping anywhere for food on the way to the airport. Enter in Chilis:)
We got back to Utah and hung out in Salt Lake City for a bit before driving back home.
Long story short—> my foot started really bugging me after my hill workout on Thursday. That night it started to get swollen and my coach told me to do yoga and rest the next day. It felt a little bit better on Saturday but we decided to play it safe and take another rest day. Missing a 9 mile run is a much better idea than pushing it and missing a few weeks of running because of injury. I’m going to have Dr. B look at it this week and I had a few other people look at it over the weekend and attribute the feet problems to my ridiculously tight calves. I spend most of my stretching/strenghting time on my quads/it band/hips/core and I have neglected my calves.
This article about giving our calves some extra love came at the right time.
I am going to try out a few miles today because they are feeling back to normalish but if anything hurts I’ll stop right away. Time to make sure this doesn’t happen again:
Setbacks are normal when in marathon training and I’m hoping this is just an itsy bitsy one and that I learned a good lesson about not forgetting to take care of my calves. I’ll write more about this later today.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Do you go to a Farmer’s Market regularly? Favorite things to get there?
Anything on you that is hurting or super tight right now from running?
Do you enjoy baking or cooking? Which one do you like to do better?