Bringing ’em back

My foot hurt pretty significantly after Monday’s 5-miler and it was NOT COOL. Some rest and ice seemed to cure it, but still… I’m not down with this insubordinate foot.

I might’ve jumped into new shoes too quickly, so I brought back my marathon shoes for today’s run. It was like coming home.

These shoes have taken me far, baby. We’ve done beautiful things together.

I also brought back a favorite marathon-training workout: Run one mile to the gym, lift weights, run one mile home. I did this more in the summertime when it wasn’t so cold out, but today is a freakin’ beautiful, sunny December day in Seattle, and the running portion was glorious.

Weird things happen when you run, turn off your watch, then run again. Hmm.

The gym was fairly empty and it was nice to hit the weights again. I’ve definitely lost some strength and had to use 12.5-lb weights for moves I used to be able to do with 15, but I can get that back with a little effort.

I’ll be needing some strength to lug around my travel backpack and do adventure-like things in New Zealand and Australia beginning in February — when it will be SUMMER down there, thank God — so I hope to hit the gym 3x a week until my membership runs out in mid-January.

Now I’m off to preemptively ice my foot and dream of summertime in the South Pacific…

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