After clearing the sleepy cobwebs this morning, I was very excited about trying out my new New Balance running shoes!
I don’t know if it was the new shoes, taking a day off, or a combination of both, but all the aches that I had in my right ankle are completely gone now. I knew that I should take it easy, but once I got going, I really felt good. I was able to log in 3 miles to start off my workout. Added to everything else I’ve done this month, I’m at almost 18 miles.
Afterwards, I did the following workouts:
- Jackie Warner’s Lower Body Circuit Workout
- Two sets of my own Upper Body Workout with 12lbs. weights
- A series of “300 Abs”
I left our workout room covered in sweat, but feeling good!
Side Note: Part of me has been feeling a little bit guilty about the reduced number of miles that I’m running each week. I’ve been running between 4-6 miles per day in the past with an additional Long Run day while training for a half marathon. I sort of miss those days, and I really do worry that when I start training for the Disney Princess Half, I may struggle getting my base back. Should I start adding more miles or just enjoy that I don’t have to take my running so seriously at this point? Who knows!
Tonight when Dan and I got home from work, we were pleasantly surprised at one of the envelopes that was in the mail for us. It was a large, manila envelope with a return address of Publix Super Market. Inside was a gift card from our “Secret Santa!!!!!”
I have a few guesses as to whom this delightfully generous person(s) may be, and to them, Dan and I say, “THANK YOU!”