Today marks 14 days in a row, but it almost came to an end. I cut it even closer, than yesterday. I started running on the treadmill at around 11:10PM. 30 minutes was the difference between the streak continuing and me starting over tomorrow. That being said, the box was checked and the streak goes on.
Instead of just running a steady state 20 minutes to check the box, I selected one of the pre-set workouts on the treadmill. Generally speaking, I tend to avoid the treadmill, and when I used it in the past, I choose a comfortable pace and keep it steady for the duration of the run. Using the set-it-and-forget-it workout provided a varied pace and elevation, which made for a better quality session fitness-wise and made the time pass quickly. If/when I head back to the dreadmill, I will definitely choose one of these workouts.
I wore the Minimus WT20GG2's again, and again I noticed no side effects afterwards - tightness in the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon or calf muscles. Maybe I can start using more of my minimalist shoes. Vibram fivefingers, here I come.
I really wanted to get the run in before I left for yoga. I knew today that I would be doing 60 minutes of Power yoga in the Moksha Yoga hot room. The run would have to come later. Little did I know how much later it would be. As I left, this is what greeted me. To quote Jon Snow, "Winter is coming."
Yoga was awesome. The instructor really pushed us, and I had that uniquely yoga feeling of being both spent and energized afterwards. My day was full of varied busyness, and 10:00PM rolled around without me having got in a run. I hit the treadmill for a 20 minute checkmark run. Again the treadmill wasn't so bad. I put my Kobo on the book stand and time raced by.
After a long time of sitting at the bottom of the closet, I tried out my New Balance Minimus WT20GG2's again. My feet didn't agree with them the last time I used them, and I wanted to give them a second chance. Today they felt fine. For you astute readers out there, yes, they are indeed women's shoes. They were on a clearance rack at Sport Chek and they looked to be my size. I had no idea that they were women's shoes. In any case, they fit great and have a 4mm heel drop (probably less). I noticed no peculiar side effects after running in them so I will work them into my rotation.