Fret - I am down to 7 toenails. Yes.... Lost the 3rd one Monday night. I am still 2 months out of Richmond. Not sure how this will bode for the remaining 7. I am thankful the weather is cooler so I can bring out my boots... the kids are making fun of me! I need to figure out why. I have been getting blisters on the tips of my toes each long run over 16. These are also the ONLY runs I have been wearing Runningskirts.com compression socks. Coincidence? My shoes are 8.5 and I wear 6.5 in regular shoes. And let me repeat... NO issues on runs shorter than 16. Hmmmm.
Fact - My body is tired. Very tired. Lack of sleep (unable to turn my brain off) and early morning runs (before hubby leaves for work) has left me fatigued. This week, the MTP called for: 4, 9, 4, 9, X, 10, Rest. I ran 22.65 with Bob last Saturday (oh, don't worry... working on that blog post now)... so I decided to change my plan a little. I ran 7 instead of a 9 and I may skip X tomorrow. I am pleased that I only have 10 on Saturday, but the temps will be perfect... (hold me back).
Fun - I worked with a RRCA coach to start a running club at our elementary school. We originally wanted to limit the club to 25 students; 2nd-5th grade to train them for a local kids race - Halloween Fun Run which is 1 mile. We were overwhelmed with the response. We had over 75 applicants and were forced to institute a lottery system. We decided to break it up into two groups 2nd & 3rd graders and 4th & 5th graders and this way would allow 50 students to participate. The 2nd and 3rd graders were fun... loud and excited. When we paced them at a 1/4 of a mile, they were averaging 7:15 pace... we hope to drop that down so they can finish the entire mile without walk... we have 5 weeks. The 4th and 5th graders are today... and I cannot wait. Most of the lesson is games and the kids do not even know they are running. It is exciting to motivate kids and to share my passion of running.