Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Day after Tomorrow

The Day after Tomorrow
2 more Days
Friday March 9

I get to meet my Arizona Friend(using blue-Duke just for you here)

It is crazy to me that we have never seen each other in person yet.
I cannot wait to see her!
EMZ you better wear something OTHER than this shirt

Actually why don't you just bring it with you, I need  new rags to clean the windows of my car.

I made some changes in my plan, sorry Hal.
I used to rest just on Fridays.  This does not work anymore because after 4-5 days of running in a row I tend to have pain in my calf and Achilles and that leads to Plantar Fascitis coming back also. So I have decided to rest every 3 or 4 days instead.   I also decided to stop running 3 miles run except on taper week or if I really only have time for 3 because I have other obligations like volunteer at the boys school.  Friday is the day I go to their classrooms to help their teachers and I used to rest on Friday, well now sometimes Friday will not be a rest day and I don't want to stop helping at school.   I want to have the weekly runs at 4-6 miles instead of 3-5 miles.  I think it will be better for me to rest every 3-4 days and run longer to prepare for half marathons. 

I have been using my foam roller every day.  Now I get why most of you said it is a LOVE-HATE relationship....I never thought it would hurt that much to roll my legs on that blue thing. 

I also continue doing the exercises that Jill told me to do to help with PF.  It does help, thank you Doctor Jill.  I am doing them religiously because I am afraid one day she will come here to check up on me!!! ha ha!!

I am waiting for my new PURE FLOW to arrive.  If they show up on a rest day...I will have to cheat and go for a short 3 miles...!!!

EMZ: 48 hrs from now! or as you would say : 48 FREAKING hours!

You know if you stay a little longer in town you could actually experience the joy of  watching the BEST TEAM play WITH ME in the same room
That's right:  Duke 4 pm.
I would even let you borrow one of my Duke Shirt, cuz I am nice like that.


Emz said...


48 freaking hours!!!
Don't. Even. Have. The. Words!!

Kathy said...

DUKE??? Oh dear ... my, my, my ... OK, I still like you. VICTORY FOR MSU!!!

Jen said...

How cool!

Have a great visit :)

Jason said...

I want pics of Em in Duke gear. That must happen.

Even if you just lay the shirt over her like a blanket while she sleeps.

Elle said...

Fun stuff!

Have a great time.

Alanna said... You'll love this pic from the creator of Banana Blossom Press cards. :)

SupermomE12 said...

I am so excited for you both. It's going to be a blast. Wish I could be there!! Enjoy every minute. :)

Cotter Crunch said...

oh hug her for me! and Hug you for me!! I wish i could meet you both.

Enjoy an extra rest day too. I totally get that.

Jill said...

Oh yes, I WILL be there one day to check to be sure you're doing the exercises - you can count on it. I may stay for dinner, too...and then we'll go run a little race together :).

So freaking cool you get to see Emz in a couple days. You guys are going to have so much fun!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

You guys crack me up!

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Love my foam roller! Your new training plan sounds perfect.

Hope you and EMZ have a great time :-D

XLMIC said...

Rolling and resting more frequently while running a little longer...sounds like you've got a good plan :)

Have fun with Emz :)

Michael said...

Enjoy your visit!!

Can't wait for you to try out your new Brooks. I bet you love them.

Laura said...

Have a great visit with the awesome EMZ! I am really trying to be good and at least do some rolling every day...but hurts.

Tammi said...

Have you looked at the FIRST plan in the book 'Run Less, Run Faster'? Three days of running and two cross training days, which can be tacked on to a run day. It's really helped me get stronger and avoid injury. My body really can't manage more then three running days. Another great rolling tool is 'The Stick'.

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I have to second the love for the stick. I have one at work by my desk for when I just need a little love and my foam roller at home, which I should love more often!

Good job listening to your body. When it comes to you, you know better than Hal!

Coy Martinez said...

HAHHAHAHA!! That shirt made me laugh!! I'm from KY so you know we hate Duke here :)

I had a meeting or two with Hal over what my body wanted to do vs. what he wanted it to do. I won and everything came out just fine! Tweaking things is fun!

Nelly said...

Enjoy time with EMZ! Hope everyone's teams win, haha Stanford will need to win its next 3 games to get into the NCAA tourney, not likely to happen!

Good luck with the foam roller, I love mine!

Karine said...

Wish I was going to be with Emz for this "meeting". Looks like Pita was first choice for this trip!

Caroline said...

I will come to AZ and we will have a meeting...gals only...!!!