this week was the first week of tapering…
Remember in my last post that I bought new shoes, the Asics Cumulus. Well all this week I’ve been running in them and I haven’t really been digging them. My lower legs have been feeling really tight, like I was starting to get shin splints and my calves were really tight. Now that I’m starting to taper for the marathon I was questioning whether it was the shoes or just my body trying to recover from all the training.
But… this morning on my 12 miler… I knew it was my shoes. Besides the fact that we did an “out and back” run up the canyon and it was SUPER windy (and duh… uphill for the the first 6) I was still struggling. My legs were just aching like mad. I was super grouchy and pissed that I was going so slow. Coming back down I was feeling better (mentally, that is…) and I was running faster, but my legs, knees, shins and everything else from the knee down were still very achy. I knew then that as soon as I showered and got ready I was taking those shoes straight back to Runner’s Corner.
pretty stoked that my last 5 miles were in the 8 minute range
Anywho… took my shoes back to Runner’s Corner. They charged me a 15% restocking fee, which is understandable, I mean I ran 30 miles in them this week.
Although, sometimes I question their customer service skills. I walked in and a girl was ringing up a customer and though I was standing RIGHT THERE she walked away from the desk without even acknowledging me. Nothing infuriates me more than piss-poor customer service. Hello?! I worked in retail all through high school and college. I know what good customer service looks like and what doesn’t. Another employee came up and heard me say “You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me..” and then started helping me and she was very nice.
I ended up going with the Mizuno Wave Riders (though not the newest version, stuck with the 13’s, which is the exact version I was running in this winter/spring). I did have to go up a half size, which the girl assured me that the length is the same from an 11 to 11.5, just the upper over the toe area is more stretchy. They felt good when I was running in them so I felt comfortable buying them. And they felt the best out of the options that I had tried on.
Beginning to think I have a love/hate relationship with Runner’s Corner. I can go in one day and absolutely love everyone in there and they can be full of information and just all around great. But on a day like today… it makes me want to start shopping at 26.2. And I can assure you, had I not had to return the damn Asics today, I would’ve gone to 26.2 to buy my shoes.
*end of my rant*
I had a nail appt with Hilary.
(since I know she reads this… Hi Hilary! Can’t wait to see a pic of the new babe!)
Had fun chatting about babies, running, American Idol (wrong blonde!!) and running, and running and more running.
Rachelle and I had chatted earlier this week about a possible Yogurtland date today and as I was leaving Hil’s house I was getting ready to text her when my jeep started to overheat. F-M-L!
My jeep has been a constant source of financial stress lately. Called my Dad (sorry Diz… I call my Daddy first…) and he was in SLC. Told me not to drive anywhere and to call Diz and have him bring water. Called Diz, started sobbing, and he came to my rescue. Figured out that my coolant reservoir was completely BONE dry.
|totally awful, splotchy, acne-fied, sweaty SAD face…
After some investigating… Diz thought it was definitely leaking from somewhere and probably not safe to drive. After a short call to the insurance they had a tow truck out to us in 30 minutes. Ron from Harmon’s Towing showed up and was super nice. We drove out to an automotive repair shop in
Spanish (where it’s been repaired before) and left it there. Crossing my fingers that it won’t be TOO expensive to repair.
On a funny side note, we saw this ding-dong, driving on the freeway.
|Totally smart to drive a motorcycle, without a helmet, and carrying golf clubs.
Kept trying to catch up to him to take a side shot, but he was going 80-85mph. Super smart.
On another FANTASTIC side note… a bunch of my friends ran the Provo Half Marathon today.
Congrats to Rachelle
(who placed 3rd and 2nd in their age group!!!) and Julia
(who raced her first half today!) So proud of all of you girls!!! You are all AMAZING!
Off to meet my Momma & Daddy for Joe Bandido’s… Nothing cures a bad day like GOOD food!
Have a fabulous weekend!