With summer in full swing, my schedule is still working itself out! So I didn't get to write my weekly summary last week on how my running is going. With some of my birthday money I purchased some new shoes! They are the same make and model as my previous pairs (probably the last 3 pairs I have used). I went to my local running store and got fitted again just in case anything has changed with my feet and nothing has changed so the same pair was recommended.
Aren't they pretty? But unfortunately, as my luck usually is, I will have to return them. The first run in them, my feet blistered up and my soles near my toes felt as if they would blister. I gave them 3 tries. And after my first blistered "healed" I ran in them the second time and a third time. I though my water blister healed but after that area started hurting a few days later, I took a closer look and found that I not only had a massive water blister, I had one underneath the original and a third under the second. Are you following with that? After cleaning up the mess, I was left with a bloody hole under the 3 blisters. Lovely, right? So off I go today to replace my newest pair of shoes. It's not that I hate the return process, the running store I go to guarantees all their shoes and they should for the price I pay for them, but I have to go with both kids in tow which is always such a blast! Wish me luck.
I also decided since I am running at a slower pace to work on my heart rate, I would start running longer times. Since my official half-marathon training doesn't start until the last week of June, I will focus on running for a least an hour a few times a week. These runs will be probably done on the treadmill so I can keep my pace steady to help work my heart rate. I will also do some shorter "fun" runs outside where I won't focus so much on my heart rate but just focus on what feels "right".
With the warmer weather already in full swing, my schedule will change next week. I'll start getting up with the sun so I can get a early start on the heat and so my workouts won't conflict with taking the boys to the pool! Blerghhh! But I think I would rather get my runs in and out of the way so I don't have to worry about missing any workouts!
That's about it this week, nothing too exciting! How's your week going? Does your workout schedule change during the summer time?