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Weekend Update

Sorry for being MIA on Sunday! I’ve had a super busy weekend and am feeling the stress from grad school applications. Here’s my weekend update:

Saturday I did my last longish run (until my half) of 7 miles. It was supposed to be an easy-ish run (not a pace run). I ran at an overall 9:20 pace, which I was actually quite pleased with. If you were to look at each individual mile’s pace, it would appear as though my legs were a bit indecisive. I kept forgetting to take the run easy so I would speed up, then slow down, and repeat. Think, zigzag pattern.

running gear legs

Kyle and I saw Thor 2 later that day, which I think we both thoroughly enjoyed. It was pretty awesome to see a movie for only $5 (for 2 people) because your company bought the theatre. But the one down side was that there was a bunch of loud kids and we couldn’t shush them because, well, I work with their parents. Lame. Oh and I also ate enough sour gummy worms to calorically keep an elephant alive for 5 days. #notevensorry

And I have to throw in a bonus kitty pic. When I came home on Saturday, Skyler really wanted me to pick her up and pet her while I was brushing my teeth. Yes, it is hard to brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush and take a photo.

skyler

Sunday I had an easy 3 mile run. I finally got my custom orthotics and got to try them out.

orthotics

I didn’t want to try them out on my 7 mile run because I need to break them in. Still not sure if I will run with them on Sunday during my half…

The rest of my Sunday-day included application stuff and a nap. I couldn’t fall asleep on Saturday so I was up until 3 AM…

Later Sunday evening I went over to Kyle’s house. He was making Thai food from scratch (which I’m always down for) and invited me. So delicious. Ladies, man who can cook = winning.

thai food thai food

That’s my weekend in a nutshell. Cliff notes version- run, eat, sleep, repeat.

Happy Monday everyone. I know I’m already counting down the days till the weekend!

What’d you do this weekend?

Have you ever tried custom insoles?Β Like walking on clouds.

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21 thoughts on “Weekend Update

  1. Aww cute kitty!
    Yea I have custom orthotics too. You have to ease into wearing them. 1 hour the first day, 2 hours the second and etc. So I don’t know if you should run in them right off the bat.
    Oh Thor was awesome! I saw it last weekend and really enjoyed it!

  2. Couple things: That food all looks RIDICULOUS! Twin, I need your skill, or at least you to come cook me some homemade grub. That looks amazing.

    I am SO excited for your half . . . I know you are just going to KILL it. I am already preparing myself for you to set our twin PR and give myself something to aim for next race season πŸ˜‰

        1. YES! I feel stronger and like I CAN run at my goal pace this time. I’m also just super excited to be a part of the first race for the city, and to be running by my old school! Thanks so much for your support twin! It means so much πŸ™‚

  3. Nice job on the long run! Now ya just get to cruise until the half πŸ™‚

    I have been scared to try orthotics, after I read Born to Run (OMG so good I am actually re-reading it right now) it scared me into the possibility it might mess up my stride. (Totally irrational lol)

    I really want to see Thor 2, but I suppose I should see the first one first haha!

    1. Aww thank you! Yess, I cannot wait for Sunday πŸ™‚

      I’ve heard about that book and have wanted to read it!! Haha that’s a good reason to be afraid to try them! But my problem is that I over-pronate so much that it really unaligns (IDK if that’s a word) my ankle. I’m hoping to try minimalist shoes at some point and then I won’t need custom insoles!

      Lol yesss you should see Thor (both of them)! Come on, Chris Hemsworth- you can’t really lose πŸ˜‰

  4. I love sour gummy worms too!! (and every other candy)

    I tried custom orthotics once to try to fix a re-occuring achilles injury, but they gave me blisters and I gave up (you will probably have better luck!).

    Yuck, grad school apps! I remember how unpleasant that was.. good luck!

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