Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Recap


I had to call Garmin customer service the other day. My Garmin wouldn't turn on! I was totally impressed that I didn't have to wait forever to talk to someone. The customer service rep asked a few questions then had me push a series of buttons and voila, my Garmin turned on! I really appreciated the great customer service. It is nice to know they back up their product! 

I had a great run on Saturday, 11 miles. I ran my favorite route. I love running hills and my calves felt great the entire run. I left early, before little runner girl woke up (I don't like saying "no" when she asks if she can come). It was a beautiful sunny morning! 
After my run we headed over to the farmer's market and a walk on the beach. I love island living!

I had a nice 6 mile run this morning. I ran on a road I haven't run on before. It was part of the old highway, so there is no traffic. The road was covered in moss and the trees that lined the road made it nice and shady. I turned off my ipod just to hear the sounds...frogs, birds, roosters. I came home and worked my legs, chest, triceps and abs. It was a great, productive morning. Hope you all have a great week!

Asics Gel-Kayano 15

I love these shoes!

Monday, March 2, 2009

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been noticing weird aches in my lower legs. Saturday I was scheduled to run 20 miles, I hadn't even made it to the end of my street when both of my calves started burning. I thought if I stretched and walked for a minute they would loosen up. Well, no such luck. I would run for a minute, then I would HAVE to stop. My calves felt like they were going to explode! And my feet were going numb. Has anyone else experienced this?? I ended up just walking home with a total mileage of 1.83. I was so mad! Disappointed! Frustrated! The hubby (love him) rubbed out my calves with Biofreeze, which hurt so bad it brought tears to my eyes. 

I went on an easy "test" run this morning and my calves still were a little tight, but not completely debilitating like Saturday's run. I ran 5 miles and felt pretty good, my shins are kind of achy this afternoon...hope it isn't a bad omen.