Which do you want to hear first? I tend to prefer the bad news first so here it goes...
If you remember a few months ago I was talking about Clif Shot Bloks and how I love them and how I really loved how Runners' Feet sold them for the insane price of $1.00 a bag. Today I was down in Burlingame to get a bridesmaid dress fitted and stopped by Runners' Feet to get Boyfriend some more Gu (because they sell Gu's for $1.00, too!). I'm running low on my favorite flavor of Blok, Cran-Razz, so also figured I'd stock up while I was there.
As I pulled up I saw some fluorescent signs and made out the words which made my heart sink. "Store Closing." What?! Where will I buy my chewy goodness so cheap?! Even worse, they were ALREADY OUT OF SHOT BLOKS!! They guy at the store said it was their first food item to sell-out. [Big Sad Face]. Everything in the store was already marked down and had an additional 15% off. There were Gu's left so bought a bunch of those and also stocked up on Powerbars (all only $0.77 each). So, I feel a little abandoned and sad now and am not sure where I will get my little Bloks in the future.
I knew I should have bought CASES of them when I had the chance.
The good news is I went for 2.5 mi run today and had a 99.9% pain-free run. There were a few moments where I knew something was up, but overall it went very well. And the best part is my leg is still pain-free post run!
I struggled a little today, though. I'm not one of those people who retain fitness and endurance if I'm inactive. If I stop running I start all over again when I start back up. I'm not sure what type of mileage I'm going to try to accomplish this coming week, but in about a week I need to be able to complete a 13.1 mi course. I once ran a half marathon when my longest run for the past 4 weeks had been 6 miles (when I say longest, this implies that I was running on other days during the week). I learned a valuable lesson. I've run about 2.5 miles twice in the past two weeks. I don't want to know what kind of a lesson I'm going to learn at Disneyland.
I was really looking forward to having a great run at Disney. I figured the distance wouldn't be daunting and it would be a really fun training run which would fly by with all of the distractions. Now I'm a little worried it will turn into a death march.
Just so you know that Mario really does have a front half/face (he's been a little truncated the last couple of posts), here is a headshot:
And yes, he is sitting on something.