To kickoff the first day of summer I ran a 5k in the Run of Remembrance. During the race, you run through the cemetery. This got me thinking of all of the men and women who are serving, who have served, and who have died protecting this country and my freedoms. I am so thankful.
I did this race with Holly and Steph numero uno and their families. I ran with K K (Kenna and Kayden) for 1.6, but then my knee started to pull. I had to stop and walk for a little bit. K K left me for dead! After I finished I told them that I disowned them forever. They are done being my 13 year old besties ;)
Holly’s fam and Steph’s fam
I am not a giant. Holly and Steph just have some growing to do in their spare time :)
This week I have been spinning a lot and catching up on all my teenage drama shows. I wonder what it feels like to be an adult? Rob changed my bike seat to a more comfy one, and my pedals to clips. I used to spin twice a day everyday from 2006-2008 back in the day. I would get to the gym at 5 am for the 6 am class. Yes, you had to be there an hour early in order to get a seat! Sometimes I had to get there at 4:30 (now that is dedication). Then I would go to the 6 pm class for extra fun.
My dearly beloved. He/She needs a proper name. This picture was taken in March. No it did not snow this week. I wouldn’t put it past Utah though.
Today I ran 2 miles in my favorite spot with my favorite dog. My splits were a 9:15 and a 9:30. I am pretty proud if I do say so myself, since I haven’t ran since last September. I walked 1 mile just for extra effort. It is hard and weird knowing that my favorite distance is 16 miles, and that I used to be able to run marathons. Now I know what it feels like to be a mere mortal, a human. Running sucks. Haha. I am just grateful that I can now walk, sit, and bike pain free.
I seriously love running in the spring time, it is so green and beautiful. Plus the weather stays nice all day long, so I don’t have to start running when it is dark outside or I would die a long slow death of heat.
After running, I spun (correct term?) for an hour then foam rolled like a boss. Rob came home, rolling pinned me, and then stretched me. Sadly, foam rolling nor rolling pinning hits the sweet spots anymore! What does this mean? My IT band is still flared. It has gotten significantly better since last year, but it is still bothersome.
Not only do I still have IT band problems I have the case of the walrus foot. This picture does not do it any justice.
I tried cutting out my alien toes because feet are gross and gross looking. I thought I post a picture of feet for all the world to look at.
After I came home from school on Friday (last day of school ya-hoo!) I took my shoes off and Rob shouted, “Holy walrus foot! What the freak is wrong?!” I sprained my ankle, 2 weeks ago now. It wasn’t sore, didn’t bother me, and there was no swelling. Then all of a sudden on Friday, it swelled up like a balloon. I put socks on so I could ice my ankle, and I had skin hangover on the side. Umm yeah.
I just irritated the ding dang thing again by playing tennis this evening. What’s a girl to do? Tomorrow I will spin, ice and sit around eating chocolate chips (semi-sweet, duh. What kind of girl did you take me for?) while reading a book. Maybe wally the walrus will stop freaking out sometime soon.
What did you do for your summer kick-off?
Name suggestions for the bike?