In the midst of my blogging break last week, I missed my two-year blogiversary! I think it was way more exciting to reach the one year mark. I wrote a whole post about it here!
I also shared this on instagram, but haven’t mentioned it on the blog yet. Daily Mile has a new coaching program, and by signing up you get access to an individual coach and the platform to use to interface with your coach and track your training. You can save 25% off the first month by using promo code FRIENDSOFLISA or following this link. (There are lots of other coaches too, so you can find someone who is a perfect match for you!)
Over the past 10 years I have had issues with the same toe getting all beat up when I run long distances (especially in the summer). I wear running shoes a full 1-1.5 sizes bigger than my regular shoes and still have problems. I decided to splurge on a new pair of shoes (even though I don’t need any right now) to try wearing an even bigger size. I really hope this helps!
Rob is also running the Route 66 Marathon with me, and he has allowed me to “coach” him…aka make him a training plan and then force him out of bed to go do speed work on the track and then tell him he has to torture himself by foam rolling and such. I don’t think he knew what he was signing up for:)
Thanks for all your well wishes this week for my never-ending cold. I think it’s finally on its way out. I have gone through at least 7 boxes of tissues in the past week.
Somehow I am running a 10k on Saturday? Not sure how it snuck up on me. I am not at all prepared, and have a feeling it will be extra tough after dealing with being sick for so long. Also, it’s called the “Dreaded Druid Hills”. With a name like that, I can only expect it to be awful!
In an effort to really kick this cold, I decided to try Kombucha that I saw at Fresh Market. Well, when I got home I saw it expired on 8/22 (it was 8/25). I figured I should play it safe and throw it out but is it ok to drink that stuff after it expires? I have never had it before so I didn’t want me first experience to be a bad one.
One last thing to finish up for today. I am always impressed by people who use their running to support a greater cause. Jake was my chiropractor for almost all of 2014, and is training to run a 50 mile race in October and a 100 mile race next spring. He is dedicating his running to raising money for Khloe, a little girl in his family who has Dravet Syndrome (which is also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy, a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy). He ran two 25 mile runs on back to back days last weekend (while I am over here complaining about my hilly 13 mile run!) More importantly, he is constantly raising awareness for Khloe’s disease and using his social media impact and relationships to support the cause.
All money raised through this fundraiser will go towards obtaining a seizure dog for Khloe. A seizure dog has the gift of sensing a seizure up to 45 minutes before they happen. This allows whomever is in Khloe’s presence to prepare ahead of time and keep Khloe safe and out of harms way.
If you could check out the donation page, or just share the link on your social media platforms, I know he would really appreciate it! (If you open the donation page, it’s easy to share on Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the appropriate box.)
I think that is about all the thinking out loud and catching up that I have for today! One more day until the weekend:)
How long have you been blogging for?
Do you think your would like being married to/living with your running coach?
Do you drink kombucha? Did I just get really unlucky picking up an expired bottle?
How much bigger are your running shoes than your regular shoes?