I feel like I'm getting into a bit of a groove now with my weekly running. Except this week I had to change things up a bit because I needed to somehow run 5 miles on Sunday while also running the Chicago Women's Half Marathon and 5K. So instead of tacking two miles onto the 5k, I moved my Thursday 3-mile run to Sunday and did my 5 miles on Saturday.
It was nice only doing two treadmill runs and doing two outside runs. Running on the treadmill gets boring. Since it was a step back week, my 5 miles was going to be a nice and easy run, and it was, until about mile 4 where I landed wrong or pulled something in my toe/top of foot area, and my right foot started to hurt. I've had some issues on and off with my this foot cramping and hurting, so I sorta slow shuffled the last mile. That afternoon I was off to the shoe store to see what could be done. A couple of hundred dollars later I had a new pair of shoes (as did Mr. H.) and a pair of insoles that, according to the sales person, corrected the weirdo gate thing I have going on with my right foot. We'll see.
Finally, I'd like to give a shout out to my sister whose birthday was yesterday. She has been one of my major inspirations to start and continue running. I wouldn't have been able to complete the half marathon I did back in February '11 without her. And if I hadn't have done that, I would never have been able to even imagine myself as being able to train for a full marathon. So happy birthday Ms. K-P. Sorry about the cake.
Running stats for week ending June 24
Miles run this week: 15.1
Training miles to date:111.01