Friday was a nice day off with the kids (Easter Break started.) Since I had both of them home, my choice was to wait for my wife to get home (5:00 pm) or run on the treadmill. Rather than wait, I decided on the treadmill. I seem to be spending a lot of time on that treadmill lately. I did a nice easy 6 mile run, and an incredible Chest/Tricep/Shoulder workout. I started watching “Season of the Witch” on my wife’s tablet while I ran, but it wouldn’t connect to the wireless for the cool down run. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of it, and it certainly beats staring at the white wall – or watching the numbers on the treadmill go.
Followed it up with a lunch at Panera Bread. With their “you pick two” lunches, it’s really easy to get a healthy AND tasty meal!
Saturday I met up with Derek, a coworker of mine that is bound and determined that I am not going to be faster than he is in a 5k. Personally, I think he doesn’t want to get beat by an “old man.” We headed up to Chenengo Valley State park to go for a run on some trails.
We both discovered very quickly that trails have a lot more up and down then road-running. When doing so in Vibram Five Fingers, I found you don’t get to see the pretty sights as much – because you are so busy looking for those sharp pointy rocks! We pounded out 3.54 miles, in 37:35. We did end up following a trail to a missing bridge, and rather than go back the way we came – we just headed through the woods! IT was a lot of fun – I think I see more trail running in my future!
I did skip running yesterday, despite eating more calories than a black bear needs in a day, as the bottom of my foot hurt. This is a new experience, and not one I am all that happy about. The red line in the photo shows around where the pain is. It is much less today, but still definitely there. I am torn on whether or not to try to run through it tonight – or maybe use that elliptical I got from the curb. I’m used to knee pain, calf pain and even quads when i have done hills.. This one? NOT A FAN!!!
So, there is the weekend in review!