British Columbia is on fire right now… literally… and the smoke has made its way down to Seattle and across Washington state. God bless all those firefighters and everyone affected. The fires have made air quality very poor here, so training this past week had to be done indoors. Sunday the wind picked up and started to move some of it out, so we managed a nice long run outdoors.
Monday: 3 miles.
Tuesday: 4 miles. The boys finally came home from their trip to Idaho. So endeth my girl time.
Wednesday: Cross train. (yeah, right… the boys just got home)
Thursday: 4 miles. Is anyone catching that my mileage is a bit lower than it should be? I hate the treadmill. Not a good excuse, but the truth nonetheless.
Friday: 3 miles. By now I was so sick of the treadmill, I really didn’t care. Okay… bad attitude. Whatever.
I know of a lady who runs 14 miles on the treadmill every other day… no more, no less… every, other, day. Never outside. Treadmill only. It blows my mind.
Saturday: Rest day.
Sunday: 12 miles. This was a great day out. James and I headed south to Green Lake in Seattle to run laps around the lake. It was fabulous.
It’s about a 3-mile loop, tons of people, and mostly flat. Lots and lots of normal potties… a runner’s dream (actually, this runner’s dream).
Weekly Total: 26 miles/41.84 km
Total Plan Mileage So Far: 114 miles/183.5 km
The lake we were running around, Green Lake, just so happens to be within walking distance to Road Runner Sports, a fabulous store that specializes in running shoes. My Brooks Glycerin 14’s are kind of past their sell-by date, having carried me through practically every race in 2016 (well, 8 of the 9 races), not to mention I ran my last half-marathon in June in them… so, yeah, well past their sell-by date.
Anyway, after we were finished with our runs, we made our way over to the shoe store, and guess what?! Yes!! New shoes!! I have stepped outside my comfort zone of Brooks (tried and true) to the Hoka One One Clifton! I tried them out on the treadmill at Road Runner and it was like running on air! I’m absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to hit the trail in them. Thank you, Donna, for helping me to realize it was time!
76 more days until Marine Corps, may the Good Lord have mercy on my soul.