I got my run on Saturday and felt good during the run. I ran 7 miles because I didn’t want to just jump right back into a ten miler. No shin issues until later that night when it felt achy at dinner. I’ve been icing again and I even went out during the tax free school shopping holiday on Sunday to get new shoes. The tax free holiday in Florida is a nightmare of epic proportions and Dick’s Sporting Goods was utter chaos with kids and parents everywhere.
I’m wondering if the last pair I just bought aren’t the right fit for me. They are the brand and make that I usually wear but they are the “new” model. And we all know how that can go. Ugh. I feel fine today and will give it another test run tomorrow. If things still aren’t right it’s back to resting it.
On a positive note I did a 33 mile ride yesterday with Dolly and didn’t feel like I really wanted off of the bike until about mile 30. I think I’m getting stronger and I made it a point to stay hydrated and ate more than I normally would. I truly think it made a difference. I tested some of the new Gatorade Prime mini bars and while not the tastiest things out there they were small enough to fit in my jersey and they pack a lot in such a small bite.
I also bought a really cute cycling jersey this weekend at a local bike shop and am starting to feel more like me on the bike. (I can’t find a photo of it online though, lame.) My cycling clothes are starting to be cute and functional. It’s similar to when I first started running. I only bought basic stuff at first and then I began getting more into my outfits. Maybe it’s a confidence builder?
Speaking of fashion please head over to my friend Brooke’s blog. She new on the blog block and has some amazing fashion photos. She’s also a runner. Go give her some love HERE.
That’s all I got folks. I know, it’s been all over the place on this here blog but I’ve got nothing but random news today. Thans for reading and let me know how your weekends were. I’ll be blog stalking you all later.
Peace and bike grease.
Thanks! I can't wait to hear about your Ashville adventures.
I guess running companies choose function over fashion? Lame. 🙂
I cannot wait for the trip either!! Big Sis
I Love Asheville!
Fine…I've actually NEVER spent time there, but I enjoy driving through it enough to know I love it 🙂
I think it's a hippie town, so just skip shaving your legs and wear your hair long and straight and you won't stick out like a sore thumb….
If I got to do anything there I think I'd do this…
I heart local microbrews…just sayin
Have a blast!!
great job on your bike ride!!
Are you driving?!? I live just over an hour from Asheville… I've only been there once so I can't give you any tips, sorry.
Ashville, I thought you wrote……….. never mind. I love that cycling jerseys have the pockets in the back for beers!
Have fun in Asheville!
As a bike newbie I really only have functional clothing but I love that cycling jerseys have so many pockets! I wish that running tops had so much storage. 🙂
Have fun in Asheville. Check out Jack of the Wood for some good beers and live music (some of it will include banjos, but don't be such a hater). Cheers!
Nice job on the bike ride! When 30mi gets comfortable you've reached the tipping point for some big gains. Hope Dolly is ready for the speed and distance coming her way!
"Peace and bike grease." …. Love it.
Hope you have a great weekend with the sis! 🙂
Nice job with your biking! Yay for a new jersey!
Have fun with your sister!! 🙂
Give them a test run? Please tell me that pun was intended.
Have a good trip!!! I went to the Biltmore with my family a few years ago! That place is insane (its very cool).
New models.. one of my biggest peeves! I hate that. Why can't they just leave the damn shoe alone!! LOL
Grease is bad! When it is on your leg! have fun on vaca!
I bought new shoes during our tax-free shopping week too. It was a zoo in there and the aisle were way to narrow with all the parents and kids. I feel your pain!
Have fun on your vacation.
You should send a letter to NB about this change they have done to your favorite model of running shoe. I did that with Adidas. It did me no good but it felt good to bitch!
I was in NC for the first time in June (Raleigh) and would LOVE to go to Asheville to see the Biltmore, I've heard it's absolutely gorgeous! Have a great time with your sis!