It’s hard to believe it’s Friday already, but I guess that’s what happens when you have Tuesday off from work! Although the busyness of the rest of the week certainly made up for that. By the end of the day Wednesday my day off was a long, distant, memory! Overall it’s been a pretty good week around here, so I thought I would share some of the good things that have happened lately.
I finally got my blender back after sending it in for repairs! The turnaround was really quick. They didn’t even tell me what was wrong with it, but sent back the same base and a new canister. It’s working great and I am so happy to be making smoothies again!
Another item I had to mail in recently for repairs was my Garmin. I just got this one last Christmas and there was a tiny crack in the screen and part of the band broke. While it was being repaired I was using my old Garmin for running, so that worked out. I had been wearing the new Garmin all the time (because it tracks steps, heart rate, etc). It was quite an adjustment to go without anything on my wrist for a couple weeks!
Coffee on Deck
I am obsessed with going out on the deck to drink coffee in the mornings. There isn’t really enough time to do this during the week (it would be impossible to get myself to come back inside and go to work). Weekend mornings have been spent out there and it’s so nice. Last year at this time we were still having our deck built and didn’t get to enjoy it for most of the summer. We are getting so much use out of if this year!
How lucky (weird?) is this. When I opened a Honey Stinger before my run the other day there were 2 waffles in there! I’ve never had that happen before. I only wanted one so it was kind of annoying to pull it out because they were kind of stuck together. I think it would have been great to eat a double Honey Stinger Waffle if I needed more fuel before a longer run!
Since my last running update, things have improved! I have been able to run in the orthotics again as long as I bandage up my heel and I also put these patches on my shoes. I still may experiment with other shoes but for now this seems to be working.
On Wednesday I tried running in the Launch + orthotics, and the same old familiar ankle tightens came back a few hours after my run. I really don’t think my feet like a high heel to toe drop. (Even though the Launch have a drop of 10mm, that is pretty high for what I have been wearing for years, plus the orthotics add more height). I have a few days off from running and I’ll see what happens if I can stick to the Altras and other low drop shoes for now. At least the blister seems to be under control!
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Did you have a short week? Was it busier or slower than usual?
How much heel to toe drop do you prefer in your running shoes?
Where is your favorite place to drink coffee? (Or your beverage of choice)