I was also back after my self-imposed exile. It snowed last night, then melted off during the day but I still canceled my run with Prabir to opt for the safety of the indoor track.
My foot is still kind of aching, but no as much as it did last week. Instead the various other joints of my left leg hurt instead - ankle, hip, knee. I figure that I'm thinking too much about my foot hurting and over compensating by adjusting my stride and running funny. When I let my mind go blank and just run, I found that nothing hurt any more than usual.
Garmin doesn't work inside, so I used my trusty Timex. My splits worked out like this:
Mile 1 - 9:20
Mile 2 - 9:00
Mile 3 - 8:57
Mile 4 - 8:48
Total - 36:05
I see negative splits.
Take that, plantar fasciitis. I hope that I'll be able to do the full 9 I'm schedule for on Wednesday or I will feel officially behind.
In happier news, today I debuted my new Lulu Define (which inspired the Lululemon Monster post). I just have to share how adorable it looked with my favorite Lulu running skirt:
|Totally. Worth it.|
|This is Skinny Sparkle Gunmetal|
I am happy to report that these live up to their reputation. I've been using this one for two weeks now (including at the Virginia is for Lovers 14k) and there has been no slipping at all. I love it so much that I ordered two more (whoops), one in bright green for the Shamrock Half and a black and the Minnie American in Paris only because it had "Paris" in the title and I'm a sucker.
Oh, and besides being awesomely cute and slip proof, BIC Bands gives back a portion of their profits each month to a different charity. How great is that?