I also can't believe that I've raised $1,225 for diabetes research through the Diabetes Action Team, totally amazing and unexpected! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and if you haven't (and want to) check out my Diabetes Action page on here or just click here to go to my team page =)
I did an 8 miler Monday, which is the furthest I've run since my half marathon that resulted in a running hangover. I did 8.1 miles in 1:25:11 which is a 10:30 average pace. Here's the breakdown:
Mile 1- 10:19
Mile 2- 10:34
Mile 3- 10:33
Mile 4- 10:40
Mile 5- 10:22
Mile 6- 10:43
Mile 7- 10:27
Mile 8- 10:35
8 to 8.1- .54 (9:55 pace)
8 to 8.1- .54 (9:55 pace)
I was actually pretty surprised (and impressed) with my consistency. I think I'm definitely ready for the race on Sunday, the cut off is 2:20 so I should be in well before then
I was really excited to try their products, and sure enough a few days later a nice little package arrived. Unfortunately, I ripped it open before I took a picture..
What it is: Celliant fibers are created from natural minerals and embedded into polyester fibers. They absorb energy form the body and converts it into a form usable by the body. The Celliant fibers essentially recycle the body's energy back to the body, which causes chemical reactions that increase blood flow and oxygenation to the tissues. I got all this information from the brochure that was included in my care package.
So here's what came in the care package:
Celliant fiber wrist bands
A recipe book called Eat Tweet
This book is really neat! It has a ton of recipes and breaks them down into 140 characters or fewer so you can post it on Twitter. I can't wait to try some of them out! In the front of the book there's a chart of symbols and explanations so you can decipher what the recipes mean exactly.
2 pairs of Celliant fiber socks
I only pictured 1 pair because I've been wearing the other ones and I figured you guys didn't need to see my dirty socks =P
They also sent me a gift card for Barnes and Noble and a really nice Thank You card =)
After my run on Monday, the side/bottom of my left foot was pretty sore so I decided to give these socks a try. I wore them Monday night, pretty much all day Tuesday and then slept in them again last night. And I can honestly say that my left foot didn't hurt at all when I got up this morning and hasn't hurt since!
I don't think I'll run again until Sunday. My leg feels okay(ish) and my foot feels better but I don't want to push it and agitate them with 'junk' miles. The race is much more important than the 2 miles I would have run this afternoon. I'm getting a massage and yoga class tomorrow so hopefully that will fix my remaining aches and pains =)
I can't wait to go to D.C.! My parents and I are leaving Friday morning but I pretty much have my stuff together already. Stay tuned for my race recap coming up next week =)