Welcome to the Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind. Sometimes, it even makes sense!
This is the first time I’ve scheduled a post to go up when I’m out of town. Woo, fancy blogger, right here! Usually I just don’t worry about posting while I’m away, but I wanted to get back to my regular schedule, and I haven’t done a Friday Free-For-All post in a while. On a related note:
I’m traveling again this weekend! It’s Ben’s annual family reunion in Warren, ME. We’ll be tenting out on his cousin’s farm and enjoying lots of home cooked food, beer, seafood, cornhole, and swimming. I think it will be a much more relaxing trip than the breakneck pace of SF last weekend. And it’s always good to see Ben’s extended family. They’re pretty awesome 🙂
Confession: I haven’t run since the half two weeks ago. At first, it was because I was trying to rest after the half. Then, it was because the pain in my right foot that surfaced a few months ago, then went away for a while, has mysteriously come back. It’s not severe, I’m just being
paranoid careful. This week, it’s mostly because I’ve been busy. A whirlwind weekend in San Francisco, four busy days at work, and another weekend away. I’ll try to squeeze in a run this weekend, but if I don’t, I’m not worried. Taking a break has been really nice. However, I know I’m ready to get back at it, because every time I’ve seen a runner out and about the last few days, I’ve been SUPER jealous.
I really need some more supportive non-running shoes. I think part of the problem for my injured foot is that when I’m not running, I wear crap shoes. My everyday work shoes are sandals that are 100% flat–no arch support, no cushion, no nothing. When I’m not wearing those, I’m wearing flip flops. Most of my flats have really flimsy soles and not a lot of cushion. I may explore some kind of inserts for my flats, and I need to find more comfy work shoes. I’m hoping that will solve the foot problem going forward.
#100happydays. My friend Krissy (the one from SF), cajoled me into jumping on this bandwagon. I was hesitant about the commitment, and her words were, “Duh, it’s supposed to be challenging, that’s the point–find happiness every day!” OK, fine. I’m in. I’ll be posting my pics for the #100happydays challenge on Instagram and Twitter if you’re interested 🙂
So there you have it–my weekly brain-dump. I hope you all enjoy your weekend! I know I will 🙂
Do you travel a lot during the summer?
When was the last time you “took a break” from running?
Any suggestions for inserts/supportive sandals?