Just me and my best running gal hanging out on the sidewalk after 4 miles @ an 8:29 pace. We were reminded today about how we have to stay running on the same side of each other at all times. Josse is always on my left when we run and it feels bizarre if she somehow ends up on my right. She feels the same way. We are bizarre.
We then ran into the best boss that I have ever had (or ever will have). I was a personal assistant for years for the cutest woman in the white. We hung out, I ran errands for her, cooked them dinner and did whatever else they needed… it was the perfect college job and I miss seeing her daily so very much.
While I was gone Brooke had her phone call with her dad (they do that twice a week) and then she was pretty darn excited to show me the dog house that she built.
We jetted over to see Dr. Bennett for him to work on these posterior shin splints of mine. Two types of shin splints—> anterior and posterior. So basically the tendons that attach to the inner side of my shin bone are inflamed. They really aren’t that bad currently but I am babying them so they stay happy over the next few months.
Great article here about shin splints and how to help them out. I am really trying to get closer to 180 steps per minute (I’m usually at about 165) and doing some calf/shin strength work (this article has the exercises I’ve been doing towards the end of it).
After that my sister picked us up and we went to watch Brooke at gymnastics.
He took my current running read (I’ve gone through this book a few times) out of my purse and started learning a thing or two about running.
With just a few more hard runs left before the race, the actual physical training is coming to a close… BUT the mental training is more important than ever right now.
I love the idea of ‘cautious confident’—> you know you have the potential to reach your goals because of all of your hard training BUT you remember to be cautious and avoid ruining your race by going out way too fast. The race will not be easy but with all of the mental prep I will be ready to take on the hard parts.
Meg sent this to me today and I thought it was pretty awesome:)
PS a reader sent over this awesome core routine for runners and I just tried it and it was awesome! Here is the link and here is the video from Jason Fitzgerald:
Any weird random habits that you have while running (like how Josse always has to run on my right)?
Best job that you have ever had?
Favorite running book?
What are your Wednesday night plans?