1. Right now, as you read this, I'm at the fabulous (we hope) Dr. Maggs getting my gait analyzed. Fingers crossed for a magic fix! (Spoiler: this never happens.) Even though I've been working on my form for over a month now, I still decided to go do this because I am hoping that he might be able to point out minor things that my PT/coach/everyone that I make stare at my ass all the time/self have missed. My running has been fairly consistent, although still low in overall milage, for the past few weeks, and I am starting to feel more settled into good form, so I think it's a good time to go.
2. I'm almost 2 weeks into the Brooks Adrenalines and I'm still loving them. They feel so much lighter than my 2150's and I really like the smaller heel. My shin is still bothering me the teeniest tiniest bit, but I noticed earlier in the week on the bike that it was twanging and that made me notice that my cleat was slightly off-center, so back to the bike shop I go. I haven't been there in over a week, they must be sad and lonely without me!
3. The poet and I are going to lightly and easily jog the Crystal City Twilighter 5K on Saturday evening. There is no effing way I'm going to run at race effort in this heat - in fact, running at a recovery effort is probably still going to give me a stroke. When I ran this race last year, I spent the entire time stressing out about my IT band and my first mile, at 9:29, felt incredibly fast. It's nice to be able to look back and see that, despite the fact that I'm still in PT and working to try and make my body and running better friends, I've come so far. I'm shooting for a 5K in the 28- or 29-minute range, but I really don't care what the clock says. I can go out and run 3 miles without a second thought, and for right now, that's good enough for me. Plus, it looks like it might actually be hotter than the record-breaking temps of last year. Maybe I skip directly to the beer.
It was also one of the first times I hung out with Liz, and now if a day goes by and I don't get at least 37 emails from her as part of the massive CAR blog mafia group emailing insanity, I start to worry that zombies might have eaten her body. Here's to good friends.
Happy Thursday! If you're going to be at the 5K this weekend, let me know so we can high-five and splatter sweat for 8 blocks.