My favorite race around these parts.. & yes, I can sound country because its in Kentucky that these parts are running races :)
.... & so far, my record is sucking lemons...
I'm now zero in 2 ... missed both races...
This one hurt my feelings because I do love the race so much. I didn't register because I wasn't sure where I would be, what would be going on. Would my dad still be in the hospital? Would we be in Nashville? Will it be a foot of snow & I'm stranded in my house?...a possibility that is making me feel like Spring isn't coming.
But I went to register the day before the race & found out it would cost $60.00
$60.00?????? No thank you. I couldn't do it.
I ended up sleeping in my warm bed & having dreams of running the race... though I was still sad about missing it.
I did end up getting my 'long run' in, & turns out, this week, my long run was a reduced week. That happens in the schedule like 3 times. I was so glad & needed it desperately. I should say, my FEET needed it desperately.
That pain is still right under the ball of my foot. PAINFUL! Like I'm stepping on a thumb tack every time I step down. Good times.
But I did get out in the beautiful weather - & even saw 3 other walkers & 1 other runner on my road.... this is something you NEVER see on a country road. I think I ran for 3 years before I ever saw another person doing any running or walking. I DO see bikers all the time. With all the hills, bikers LOVE my road... runners & walkers? They're smarter then me & go somewhere else. But the weather Saturday even brought out people who wouldn't normally get out.
|I hate that stupid curved hill....|
I got home though & told Ricky, I can't take it anymore. He needed new shoes too so we headed to the local running store.
I tried on the newest pair of Saucony's - its the brand I've wore for the past 3 years. I just didn't like them. It didn't feel more padded in my foot & they felt clumpy & big - so they brought out some Asics, which I didn't care for either. They felt cheap. & then like Cinderella, they brought out the pair that fit perfectly. Brooks Ravenna 4.
They felt really nice.
It's weird taking on a new brand but I keep hearing wonderful things about Brooks.
I'm also nervous because it wasn't until I got home that I saw they were 9.5 & I wear a 9. Everyone is telling me they get their running shoes a size bigger, but they tried that with my last Saucony pair & I felt like I was in clown shoes & had to take them back & trade them in.
We'll see how it goes though... tonight, they get their first trial run...
& its going to be 68 degrees...
YES! YES! YES!