Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Officially my first Three Things Thursday post!
(Why haven't I done this before?)

1. I was surfing the internet for a new wallpaper for my computer last night because I like to put up motivational running shots to get me going. I mean, what better way to remind yourself of what you should be doing than plastering it all over your computer screen? That way, when I've been sitting too long at my computer, playing on Facebook when I should be getting some training in, I have a little extra push right there in front of me. Anyway, I came across this photo:

Needless to say, it's perfect for me! Not only is it the background on my computer, it is also now the wallpaper on my phone. I love it!!

2. It is hard to find a pair of green running shoes that are similar to my current Kinvaras. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Saucony Kinvara 2s. They are slightly minimalist (which I feel helps my form a bit) with mesh on top that allows my feet to breathe. Plus, they're BRIGHT PINK! Alas, for the Disney Princess Half I need my feet and legs to be green, which means I need green shoes. As of yet, Saucony doesn't have anything that really fits my needs, so I guess I will continue to look around. (Though on Facebook, Saucony mentioned some of their new products that will be coming out soon! Keep your fingers crossed!).

3. I am finally beginning to feel human again after my half marathon. Here is a list of what hurt- see if you can compare to any aches/pains you had during your first half! Sore and tight calves (to the point where I couldn't touch them because they hurt so much), swollen hands (too much salt in my system?), aching shoulders/upper back (from trying to hold myself upright for so long), chaffed inner thighs (I forgot to put on my anti-chaffing... I will never forget again!) and a wrenched left torso (the muscle that starts at your spine and wraps around your ribs? Yea, I managed to strain that... hurt to breathe). Thankfully nothing too major was pulled/sprained/fell off while running, so I guess I'm pretty lucky.


BabyWilt said...

Glad you are starting to feel human again. I feel tight after 30 minutes a whole half a marathon is another story all together.
LOVE that motivational photo, I am nicking it to put my my treadmill :-)

Amy said...

Good luck finding your green kicks!

Suz and Allan said...

Glad you are feeling more like yourself!

Charlotte said...

Hi I just found your blog, and the read the last few entries. Congratulations on running a half! You are very inspiring and I love the motivational picture you put up!
When I ran a 10k once I too had very swollen fingers, it is usually from dehydration (so actually the opposite of too much salt), or from running with your fingers pointing down... That's what I've heard at least LOL

Charlotte said...

*oops* "and read", not "and the read"... :-P
Off to read a few more! ;-)

Fruit Fly said...

I notice you didn't say you had insane cankles ... so good for you! After the Princess I came home and looked down and I didn't recognize myself. I was swollen from the knee caps down!

I LOVE your spirit and desire to find green shoes for your outfit. That's dedication right there. Right on!!