Saturday, December 18, 2010
I didn't get to bed until almost midnight and was up at 4:30 because I'm crazy, I guess.
I decided to do my GW28K W2D2 run with my neutral running shoes to see if the extra cushioning would help my knees feel a little better since they've been feeling a little sore at the end of the day. By the last running interval, I started to feel a little something on the outside of my left knee (that's the side that has the wonky ankle) but it was not really sore..more like pressure. Today, I actually put an ice pack on my knees for about 5 minutes each (it was all I could stand of the cold) before I took a shower. They've been feeling pretty damn good all day. I don't know if it was the shoes or the icing or if they are finally just feeling better. As a scientist, I know I should only have changed one variable but oh well. Now that I'm on vacation, I have time to ice my knees before I hit the shower since I don't have to run off to work.
We went to meet a friend for brunch today. We went to a place called the Depot Cafe. It is actually located at a train depot. I had the house made corned beef hash with egg whites and fruit. Very tasty and not too salty.
Afterward we went to Sears to check out their ellipticals. I thought it would be good to have something to cross train with. After trying out all of them, I settled on the Sole E35. Very sturdy, very smooth and the pedals were the correct distance apart (on some of the models they are too far apart and it feels awkward). It has set me back about $1500 but that's worth it for a way to get a good cardio workout without aggravating my knees (now that they're feeling better of course). It's going to arrive 12/23. It's a good thing I'm on vacation ;-)
We had dinner with my brother at a Mexican place. They had some very good chile verde. The sauce was very light, the beans had a faint taste of coffee (?) but were very good.
It was a good day.
I hope everybody had a great Saturday.