Today I got way too excited about shoes. No they are not super cute heels or sandels for the summer, they're running shoes. In fact they are exactly like two other pairs that are in my closet at home but new. After a lot of searching I finally found a size 9 womens Asic 2140. Thank you Zappos! For some reason Asic decided it would be a good idea to discountinue the only running shoes that I can rely on. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find them. I got the very last size 9 pair on Zappos. So excited for their arrival on Friday. Just in time for the longest training run yet this season...eek.
I currently have a pair of their replacement, the 2150, but I swear they are not the same at all. All weekend I wore my latest retired 2140s around and my ankle started feeling a lot better. I'm going to blame the ankle pain on the 2150s but will probably keep them around to test them after my ankle has healed and I'm not running on ice anymore. Yep, I think I can say I'm a runner. These days my closet has more running shoes than heels. Most of my heels have actually collected a fair amount of dust. Can't wear them during training for fear of repeat tendonitis in the knees and the dreadful calf tightness. But then again, it seems I'm in a constant state of training right now.
Enough about the shoes. I went to the doctor on Friday. Not to worry, just routine check-up. I go to a family doctor in Fort Collins. Yes, I realize it makes absolutely no sense because I live in Longmont and work in Denver. Here's the thing, it's really hard to find a doctor I like. So since I really like Dr. Abrahamson I figure that I'll haul my ass up to Fort Collins once a year to see him. It helps that he also specializes in sports medicine. After running into my old boss Alan in the lobby, I went back.
I'm happy to report I've lost 4 of the 6 lbs I had gained travelling and I still have 20/20 vision with both eyes. Each eye by itself...eh. Dr. Abrahamson wasn't worried about my ankle at all. He said it should be better soon and just keep icing, taping and taking anti-inflammatories. So everything was fine but just to cover all of our bases he sent me to the lab for some blood tests. As it turns out, I have a boardline iron deficiency. The official prescription: eat red meat or chicken thighs three days a week. I had to chuckle a little bit.
I'm not sure why, but lately I have just not been into meat. At least a few days a week Josh and I have been having meatless dinners. I hadn't even really thought about how much I've cutdown on meat intake until I looked at my SparkPeople nutrition diary. I guess this week instead of making the delicious black bean burgers I had planned, I'll be swinging by the store to pick up some ground beef for real burgers...doctors orders after all.
Back to the grind!