Monday, February 1, 2010
Hitting the wall & New Gear
So I totally hit the wall the last two weeks. Not mentally....mentally I am psyched for this season, being a member of Team Trakkers, and my first half iron distance race at Rev3 Cedar Point. Physically, my body decided to throw me a few curve balls. I get migraines every month for a couple days, usually requiring morning workouts before the headaches get bad in the afternoon, and occasionally I skip a workout to get extra sleep. After the migraine cycle two weeks ago, I got hit with "the crud". Not the flu, but sinus congestion that totally dragged me down. Then I pulled a muscle in my back when I slid on the snow this weekend...it doesn't seem to end! None of these things are season-ending, but definitely frustrating and my training suffered a bit. Lots of stretching, a big dose of "Suck It Up!", a week or two more of base building, and I will be all good.
My Trakkers gear seems to come in the mail just when I need a little motivation. Today I got home and there was a box from Saucony waiting on the front porch. Could it be my new training shoes? I opted for the Fastwitch 4 to complement the forefoot running style I have been working on. The coolest part? They are in Team Trakkers colors. I don't know if this is the case for everyone or just a cool coincidence. It makes me want to jump on the treadmill (since the ground outside is snow-covered right now and I can't mess up the new shoes on the first day). I am definitely pumped! Did I mention these shoes weigh 6 oz.? I think that is less than most of my flip flops!