I feel the same as I did the days leading up to my first half marathon...kind if anxious and nervous. I don't know why. Maybe it is because this one is the 3rd and final leg of the Beach Cities Challenge for me and I cannot wait to complete this. The 3 races were spread from May 2011 to February 2012. A lot of things can go wrong in 9 months!!! The rules are the 3 races have to be completed in order so if a runner has to drop out of one they have to start the Challenge at race 1.
Update on the body parts:
Well I still have all of them so that is a plus.
Sinus: Still plugged and they still keep my ears plugged, that is the worst part because it gives me vertigo plus it is pretty annoying. I keep drinking a lot of hot chamomile tea and water and I take Claritin D.
Kid sick: 1 with runny nose.
Guests for the party tomorrow who are sick: 1 with hand-foot-mouth disease. Let's hope he stays home tomorrow.
Foot: Not bad at all. If it stays like this and does not get worst I will be OK.
Mizunos versus Brooks round 1.
I have been wearing Mizunos Wave Insprire 7 for a few months now, I am on my second pair now. I have been OK with those shoes until recently and now I do have plantar fasciitis problems. I think it is mild for now and I don't want this to get to a point where I could not run. So I decided to try a different brand of shoes and see if it helps to rotate or change 100%. I bought the Brooks Ravenna 2.
Today I had 3 miles and I wanted to try them!
I know it is just 3 miles and that is not enough to do a review on anything but so far this is the differences I noticed:
- Brooks is much lighter than Mizunos, I did like that a lot.
- Brooks has a higher arch, not sure I like that. I can "feel" it.
- Brooks feels tighter at the front foot, I think this could lead to blisters for long runs.
- Brooks laces are really short, that I don't like, I know I can put others on, just an observation.
- For the support part I think Mizunos offer more stability at the back of the shoe. The Brooks are lower and I could feel my left heel sliding up and down a bit...even if I laced the shoes with a "loop-lacing lock".
To be continued...
Now to the most important topic of this day:
This guy is turning 6 today!
He was born 02-02-06 at 6:14 pm and his weight was 6 lbs 14 oz.
Happy Birthday to my sweet, funny, smart, loud, fast running and loving Jonathan!!!!!
I love him so so much!!!!
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I just saw that I reached 200 followers today!
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***Reader Denise from my hometown, thank you so much for your last comment about the practitioner in town. I will see about going to see her!***