Forgive me ahead of time, I may ramble a bit : P
These past couple of weeks have been crazy. We moved into a bigger apartment this weekend! I hate moving but we needed more room and it will probably be our last year in an apartment. We hope to buy in the next year (fingers crossed). I spend the weekend unpacking, cleaning, and trying to entertain my mom and step-dad since they ever so graciously offered us the use of their truck. I'm still trying to get some energy back, but I'm sadly surviving off of large amounts of caffeine. I was also really emotional moving out of our apartment...although it was tight fit and I was beyond ready to move-it was bitter sweet. That apartment was where I got ready for my wedding, and brought my little kitties home for the first time. It was our first place together, and although we are on to bigger and better things, I was kind of sad to move on from our beautiful beginning, and move upward :)
I know I told you all previously that we would be going to Europe this fall, but with the holidays coming up and our crazy work schedules, we decided to push it back to May. This actually worked perfectly for us because of my vacation schedule and lets be honest-Paris in spring sounds magical! ;)
In running news, last week we hit a new record! We ran 10 miles!!! It was so painful especially since I have had a nagging heel pain...I don't think it is anything serious but I've been resting and thankfully last week was a scheduled recovery week.
We ran the 10 miles on the course for November and it SUCKS. Lots of hills and uneven surfaces and I think that made any issue I was having with my heels worse....Thankfully the actual race will be closed off so we will have the open road. I have been noticing that after long runs, I'm exhausted. Running definitely forces you to make lifestyle changes, and I'm finding myself arranging my life around running...after long runs, I spend the weekend being lazy while intermittently trying to pack or clean. I think taking last week off was the best decision I could have made for my training. Resting is never easy for me, but I'm still remaining active. I have been going to spin, body pump, and this week I plan to kick my training back up. It helps me still stay healthy without putting stress on my heel, this has proven to be a really good idea thus far!
I have not shared a recipe in awhile, and that is because I'm lacking in the creative department lol. We have been living off of eggs, turkey burgers and kale for the past week and while it is delicious, I cannot wait to get back into cooking! I have some clean eating recipes lined up for this week, hopefully I'll have time to snap a couple of pictures if I'm not too exhausted ;)
Happy first day of Fall!!!
Have you experienced a running injury? What was your recovery plan?