I spent all last night on the couch, reading a book and watching Boardwalk Empire. And keeping Maggie warm.
Thatâ€™s what fur moms are for, right?
Even though I was beat last night (a Sprint Triathlon on Saturday and a Super Sprint on Sunday will do that to youâ€¦), I woke up feeling pretty good. In fact, I feel great! The only soreness I have is in my feet â€“ and I think I know why.
Heel striking strikes again.
Look â€“ apparently I did heel striked (struck?) all the way to the finish line on Saturday. And probably through much of the race.
Iâ€™ve really been trying to pay attention to my form and modify my gait so I donâ€™t heel strike, but itâ€™s so easy to fall into the â€˜lullâ€™ of running and end up smacking my heel again the ground (which is bad because it inflicts a lot of force to your knee, hips, and spine and can cause injuries â€“ itâ€™s better to land on your forefoot).
Since so many people have recommended the Chi Running workshops, I tried to get into a Charlotte class. However, Iâ€™m busy the day of all the workshops â€“ boo! Chi runners â€“ do you think reading the Chi Running book would be just as effective? Iâ€™m such a visual learnerâ€¦
Anyway â€“ I went on a 2.0 mile walk this morning with James in my Vibrams. The last thing I wanted to do was put back on my sneakers. Iâ€™ve been slowly re-introducing my Vibrams (you have to really ease into barefoot walking/running). Hopefully, this will help with my form, too. In the very least, it makes me more aware of my footfalls.
When we got home, I made breakfast:
Scrambled eggs with cilantro (try it â€“ yum!), toast, and an orange.
Then I hightailed it to the shower, through my hair into a sock bun, and got my day started. Hi ho, itâ€™s back to work I go.
Have a wonderful Monday!