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May 29, 2012

Beer me!

3 miles on the schedule today.....done!


So I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend.  Mine was enjoyable.  I ran 4 miles on Friday in Northern Michigan at the cottage, took a rest day on Saturday with lots of walking in Bellaire and Charlevoix and ran 10 miles on Sunday with a rest day on Monday.  2 for four -- not bad.  I think I like this non training plan running.  I even had a beer at Short's Brewing Company this weekend and it's been forever since I've had one.  It was oh so good!
Had to get a beer in while I was not marathon training.
While I'm trying to keep my long run above 10 miles, the top of my foot has been giving me issues.  When I say issues, I mean it hurts!  Actually, I'm good for about five miles but then after that I've got pain.  This has been happening since the marathon.  I think I tied my shoe too tight and pinched a vain so now I can feel it when I'm running long.  I'm hoping it will go away but it seems to re-appear once I get over five miles.  I probably should have stopped at the marathon to loosen my shoe - idiot!  Yes, I know - RICE, you don't have to tell me.  I'm icing as I type this.  Just hoping it's not the start of stress fracture.  The way I'm stretching, I don't think there could be a break in it plus I doubt I could even get one mile in if it were broke.

My long run of 10 miles Sunday was a hot and tough one.  First, I planned to run it up north but it ended up raining outside most of the day.  I probably would have run if it hadn't been thunderstorms too.
A look outside the cabin - RAIN with THUNDERSTORMS!
We planned to go home after dinner to avoid traffic on Monday, so after a three hour drive home, I did my long run at 9:30pm on Sunday night.  Probably one of the toughest runs not only because I was already tired from the day and drive but it was in the 70's as well which didn't make it any easier.  Not to mention my foot issue.  I'm happy that I got it completed though as I was considering skipping my long run and frankly probably should have which I have not missed in over 2 years.

Rest, relaxation and running.  That pretty much sums up the weekend.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. glad you had a good weekend! hope that foot starts behaving soon, that's a pain (literally and figuratively). Nice job fitting in runs on vacation too.

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  3. Can't believe you ran after that drive - dedication!

    1. Stupidity is more like it Kovas. Sometimes I need to just miss a run. I hate missing the long run though.

  4. Short's is definitely one of my favorite brewery stops ever. Love their stuff, and was glad I finally got to visit them two summers ago.

  5. You had me at beer :-D Short's is one of my favorite places. Beer is good, awesome sandwiches, and really good pizza.

  6. We don't get Shorts in MN, but I love their brews! They make a lot of unique, but tasty beers.

    I did 10 on Sunday with temps near 73 and humidity at 76%. It was awful. Running in the heat sure makes a difference!