1. With The Calf feeling slightly better I'm slowly easing back into running longer distances again. Adding miles to my runs every couple of days. The PT adviced me to add one mile at a time and to listen to The Calf. If it's painfree on a run, it's okay. If it's not, I should not add an extra mile on the next run. That it's slippery outside doesn't really help the pain, but does help strenghten my muscles.
2. Since I'm out on the road again (although not at the mileage pre calf strain yet, but still), I have completely fallen in love with Buff scarves! I already used those for skiing, but apparently they are also great for running! Great way to keep your head and neck warm in these chilly temps!
The Sorority Years
Sunday: ran 2.5 miles / 4K with the dogs
Want to know what the schedule is? Here you go!
Been an awful good girl
We've been your faithful companions for almost 28 years now. And although we're quite funny shaped (too long, way too long), we've always been happy to have you as a 'human'. You might even say that we loved bragging about you. You always took good care of us. And we smelled nice.
However, some time around January of this year (2010, in case you don't remember), that changed. And we're not talking 'started painting her toenails black' changed. No, our 'human' decided to pick up running as a hobby. Let's just say that it went downhill from there...
The running was bad enough. Callous all over the place. Toenails growing yellow and falling off. Not to mention the smell. But we could cope with that. I'm not saying we were happy campers. No, definitely not. But we were willing to give you your 'moment'. Honestly, we were just waiting for this 'thing' to pass, and for you to sell your running shoes and start wearing heels again.
You made it pretty clear to us that that was not going to happen. You know how we feel about that.
And now you've added swimming to your training schedule. You just had to hit that pool, didn't you? The running alone triggered us enough as it is, but you had to stretch that torture as far as you could.
The straw that breaks the camel's back...
So, consider this an intervention. We've had it! Things will have to change!
These are our demands:
- weekly pedicures;
- at least 2 rest days per week;
- every run will be followed by a foot rub;
- the same goes for every swim;
- every time a toenail tends to fall off, you'll contact your GP about this.
In case you did not give in to these demands by 1 AM next Friday, we will go on strike. How about that, Silly Girl?
So, does anyone know where to buy 'How to avoid bad encounters with wild animals?'. Might come in handy, since I plan on spending more time on the trails. ;)
Did you ever 'run into' a wild animal on one of your runs?
- pork chops (10 oz)
3. Remove the pork chops, sausages and bay leaf. Slice the pork chops and sausages and add to the soup again. Season the soup.
Imagine my excitement when Amy told me about these! One teeny tiny problem: there are so many great designs on that website! Impossible to pick just one!
Update: both of the skirts are taken! Thanks! :)
Swiss Alpine Marathon 2011 - July 30th 2011
To do a bit of this:
78K on mountain trails, baby! :)
Well, I guess with all the years of us girls wearing running shorts (and 'stealing' those from the guys), we sort of had this coming. ;) And now I just can't wait till I spot a guy in a running kilt. :)
Do you think that the Running Kilt will ever be the running gear of the moment? And, if you're a guy, would you try one?
Can you say 'love at first sight'? Actually it's more like 'love at first work-out', but you get the point.
This is how they look on me. I wear the Small, since I'm 5'9, and the X-small would be too short for my Dutch legs.
Plus one of these (chloride and contacts - not the best combo...):