Chicago Week 7 Days 1-3

The weekend as it turns out took more out of me than I’d thought, and when Monday morning came I learned how much. My hip/piriformis was ouchie when I woke up, and I couldn’t get myself out of bed for the run. So I decided to listen to my body and take a rest day.

Then Tuesday, again I just couldn’t get out of bed. So I napped a little longer and took another rest day. I tried to focus on my nutrition and hydration more – something I need to do a lot more of.

Two URDs (unscheduled rest days) in a row aren’t necessarily ideal, but this morning I learned that they actually were a blessing in disguise.

I mentioned before that I’m getting to product test for Skechers GoRuns? I got home last night and found a box from Skechers at my door! I’m testing the GoRun Rides!

I was a little surprised to see that they were solid black as Skechers are usually pretty colorful, but hey! Let’s give them a whirl!

It made me eager to try them out!! Still, it was tough getting up and out the door this morning, but I knew I needed to do it. And so I did.

50 minutes. 3.88 miles. Done and dusted. And the hip/piriformis thing? No pain!! Woot!

So far I’m liking the Skechers. Granted, I tend to be a midfoot or forefoot striker anyway, so there’s likely not going to be a significant difference there. They do feel a little lighter, and I an definitely feel the ground better in them. I know when you transition, you’re supposed to do it slowly, but I did all of this morning’s run in them and felt fine. We’ll see what happens as I progress. But so far so good.

Training miles: 83.32
Weight: 177.6

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