Tuesdays are track days, Thursdays are tempo runs and Sundays are long runs on my current running plan. Save a few miles on the tempo run, I managed to get the first two runs in before my trip this week. I almost always bring running shoes on vacations with me because I think it’s a fun way to tour a new city, and spend some time with my favorite people. I realized while I was packing in a frenzy with 30 minutes until we needed to leave for the airport that my running shoes were at the studio where Teresa was in the middle of a class.
There was no way to get them so I just decided I would try to buy them somewhere in Tahoe or Reno. I tried, I really did, calling around to local running stores asking if they had my favorite Saucony Kinvaras in size 10. No one in South Lake Tahoe did. By the time we got to today, my long run day, we were all headed out of town earlier than anticipated to avoid the flooding that was coming through. Chap and I headed back to Reno since it was pouring and there wasn’t much to do in Tahoe. I made hime stop at a Dick’s Sporting Goods for me so I could try one more time to get the shoes to stay on track (lol, running pun). Well they only had a size 9.5 or 11.
Frustrated but not deterred, I made my way down to our hotel gym in my Adidas trainers and decided I would do a warmup mile and then some sprints. I didn’t want to do the entire 5 on the treadmill (for boredom’s sake, for one) since these shoes aren’t what my delicate feet are used to for runs. Instead I did a one mile warmup and 15 rounds of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off sprinting. And since I was in a little bit of a mood from leaving family and the upcoming end to a vacation, I practiced some handstands. Can’t stay upset when you’re playing upside down.
I’m particularly proud this week of my cold weather run on Thursday, my living room workout with Shelby in Tahoe and the treadmill run today. There will be weeks where everything goes exactly as I plan, and there will be weeks like this where life, weather, forgetfulness get in the way and I make due with the best I can. Bring it on week 4!