We moved our long run this weekend to Sunday (from Saturday) because of the extreme heat and humidity. We were supposed to get strong storms this afternoon to cool things off a bit for tomorrow, however, the storms missed DC. We are hoping next morning is bearable for the 8-mile training run. Well, a shorter run for me since this will be my first one back from the calf strain.
So today was cross-training day. It was also 110 degrees. Mike and I went to Tysons Corner mall in Virginia. After we got home we mapped out our walk and realized we probably walked about a mile. Nice, low-key cross-training day… sort of 🙂 Adding in other stops including Dick’s, REI, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Trader Joe’s, and Dogfish Head Alehouse, we probably walked about a mile and a half. It is important, I read, to walk and move my calf to keep the blood flowing to that area to speed up recovery. Walking feels completely fine now – both calves feel the same!
A highlight for Mike was sitting in the automatic zero gravity chair at Brookstone (regretting not getting a photo of him in it):
A highlight for me was the 2-story American Girl store that included a bistro and doll hair salon. I wish this existed when I was 10! Sadly, only Molly (my doll) of the original three dolls is still being made (and soon will be retired).
A highlight for both of us was lunch at Cava Mezze Grille. It’s like a Greek-style Chipotle. We both had the bowls with chicken, rice and toppings including hummus, cucumber and tomato salad, pickled onions, cabbage, etc. Delicious!
Overall a successful cross-training/rest day with plenty of fueling in preparation for tomorrow’s run!
Also, Mike finally downloaded Candy Crush and realized his extreme natural skill. And I FINALLY beat level 29 after being stuck on it for 1.5 weeks!