Wednesday is meant to be hump-day, the middle of the week, the day where the end of your miserable job function for another period is drawing closer to an end. But for us it became a scramble to prevent a roof from caving in and a feeling of helplessness that I don’t like to feel.
We live in a condo which means we have another “house” attached to the top of ours. Something in their bathroom apparently has been leaking and cause enough damage to make our bathroom roof collapse. Luckily it was not pouring-out-water kind of damage, but an entire section above the toilet decided to cave in. It didn’t come crashing down so nobody was hurt or scared, but I did have to cut a giant hole in our roof and call our property management. Of course, they say it is more-than-likely not their fault and we will be responsible for it. But I am pretty sure that it should be the responsibility of the people living above us as it is not our leaky pipes.
Let the frustration commence.
In other news, I learned how to run (this was originally the point of this post). I have read up on it in the past but never really understood it until I talked to a co-worker of mine who does marathons. He says that you should be aiming to run more on the ball of your foot than the heel. I tend to be a heel-striker. This is supposedly bad on your joints. So Wednesday morning I woke up and focused on running correctly. Wow, what a difference that made.
Not only did I feel better – in fact, when I tried to start heel-striking again it felt completely wrong – but I was able to do it all faster. Tuesday morning (including my warm up and cool down walk) I did 2.04 miles in about 29 minutes. Wednesday morning I did the exact same amount of warm up and cool down but did 2.59 miles in about 28 minutes.
I was able to complete an extra half of a mile in a minute less than the day before. That is crazy! I didn’t feel any more tired nor did my legs hurt any more than usual. Afterwards? Yes. Right now my calves are so sore I may not be doing much on Thursday but what an awesome discovery! Who knows how quickly I can do a 5K or 10K now that I’ve learned the correct way to place my feet.
Who knew running was more than just moving your legs?
Breakfast – Breakfast sandwiches
Snacks – Granola and protein bars
Lunch – Green Bean Spaghetti
Dinner – Sausage tacos
Dessert – Pizza and donuts
A 2.59 mile run in the morning
An hour+ of walking at work
A 3.2 mile jog/walk in the afternoon