(of language or humor) down-to-earth; coarse.
Hehe see what I did there? Today I have my rant pants on and they just so happen to be covered in illustrations of lobsters. Maybe the lobsters are making me a little saltier than normal.
Anyway…foot things. I’m dealing with them. I’m also still running and over the past week have actually been able to put in a fair amount of miles considering the situation, but obviously I’m keeping these miles at a much more relaxed pace than a non-injured Salt would. I’m actually considering myself in half marathon training mode now and I’m so excited about it! (Following a hybrid of the Higdon Novice 2 and Intermediate plans.) Visits with Dr. Dave have gone well. I just had my second ART and ultrasound treatment yesterday.
I miss doing speed work, but right at this moment I’m just so thankful to be out there at all. Taking my speed down a notch is necessary and totally okay. And even if I wasn’t dealing with the nerve thing, it would still be okay. From what I’ve read, even the most elite runners slow it down from time to time.
So all that said, I’ve been posting up pics on here and on Insta of some of my more recent runs and the feedback has been tremendous. (THANK YOU!) I’m VERY proud of the times and the mileage that I’ve been able to put in. Here’s my 5 miler from this morning:
It felt pretty good. Knee bothered me slightly at the end so I slowed down a bit to accommodate that, plus look at that glorious – albeit humid – weather! Really the worst part was the short time I got stuck running behind a garbage truck. Hot garbage. Literally.
My 5 mile run last week was somewhat similar – sans hot garbage – and I proudly posted a picture of it because I RAN 5 MILES!! This is a big deal for me. And people were happy for me, but then I got a comment that really rubbed me the wrong way. It pointed out that my time is slow.
First of all, WTF. 8 minute miles aren’t slow.
Second of all I was out for a 5 mile run on a regular Wednesday. Even if I wasn’t injured right now, was I supposed to be in balls-to-the-wall race mode? Is something wrong with taking your time and enjoying the run? The way I felt after hearing this comment was not unlike my reaction to hearing an inappropriate comment about my weight.
Anyway, I’m adding this to my list of pet peeves. Just like someone’s weight is none of your business, neither is someone’s pace. I prefer to cheer people on in their successes than go straight to pointing out things that I think need improvement. That’s part of the reason why I love our running community so much…I don’t think I’ve made one friend via my blog that doesn’t feel the same way.
Now let me take my rant pants off – not really…I’m not at my house right now – and throw my new compression gear on!
I’m a new BioSkin Ambassador! I was contacted by a rep via my Twitter account about possibly joining their program and hello perfect timing because I’ve been riding the injury train lately. What BioSkin didn’t know was that I was already wearing and loving their product.
I first heard about them from Sue at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes who is a fellow Ambassador and highly recommended their calf skins. I thought maybe a medical grade compression sleeve could help my right calf so I purchased one for myself and I LOVE it. The compression is so tight that the first time I went to take the sleeve off my hand slipped and I punched myself in the face.
These don’t come in bright, eye-searingly neon colors like my other compression gear, but I figure basic black goes with everything. I wear it when I’m running and even sometimes when I’m not. Like right now when I’m wearing it underneath my lobster pants. It makes my leg feel really good.
I’m sure I’ll be talking about BioSkin more on here in the future, but in the meantime I’m very pleased to be a part of a great team.
Have you ever gotten any negative comments on your running pace? Do you own any articles of clothing with lobsters on them?
It’s Wednesday, right? (I seriously didn’t even know when I woke up this morning.) I hope all you wonderful people have a great day!