Gait AnalysisI was originally supposed to have my gait analysis on Friday July 29. Unfortunately, I had to reschedule this to Tuesday August 9 due to a family funeral.
I am halfway through the lifespan of my Adidas Energy Boost 3s and I have done a few runs in my new Mizuno Sayonara 3. I like them. Someone on the Oiselle Facebook page alerted to me to the fact that Amazon had super price cuts on my Adidas Energy Boost 2s! So I bought a pair of those. I do well with 3 pairs of shoes in my training rotation and I am glad to have three pairs that I like. (My last rotation included some Mizuno Wave Runners that I was not the biggest fan of.)
I am trying to sell my Brooks Pure Flow 3s that I ran 4 miles in and hated. Unfortunately I bought them on clearance so I could not return them to the running store. (If you're interested, leave a comment!)
My doctored up Superfeet insoles seem to be working well. I switch these to each shoe.
I don't think that I ever provided a Whole 30 wrap up. Having been removed from it for a few months, I have to say that I am really glad that I did it, even though I hated it during. Generally, I am trying to stick to a paleo diet as much as possible and my skin seems to be agreeing with this. I fell off the wagon and had several days of disgusting eating and promptly had a huge breakout fest on my face. (You know it's bad when your mom emails you with the subject "Acne" and the message, "I saw it's back. What happened?").
I did return to Nuun hydration, although I bought some Gen UCan products (thanks Elizabeth!) to try as I ramp up half-marathon training. I actually moved to RxBars though instead of Picky Bars. I still have a Picky Bar once in a while but really prefer RxBars. (My kids are Picky Bar freaks though so I will still be on that train!) I bought some Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bars off of Thrive Market through an intro deal and those were so yummy. I have to say that while I still like sugar, I am not nearly as sugar crazed as I was pre-Whole30 and a lot of stuff still tastes way too sweet to me.
The biggest long-lasting change is breakfast. I have continued having my Whole 30 breakfast of eggs + leftover veggies and it has made a huge difference. I no longer have a ton of snacks before lunch. I have to say that all of that "whole 30 is a lifestyle change" has rang true with me, even though it didn't really feel like it while I was doing the program.
This cold of mine is hanging on. I am at the point where I just am dealing with lots of snot, mucus and post-nasal drip that gets caught in my throat. YUMMY! Hopefully it will be gone gone in a few days.
My foot has been a little achy since Sunday night. At about mile 4.76 of my 5 mile run it started to feel a little off. Not painful, just off. I am trying not to freak out. I skipped my morning run today to give it some more rest.