I had a fairly eventful week last week. Last weekend, my mouth hurt so bad that I could barely open it. I went to the dentist and he promptly removed one of my wisdom teeth. And, I was all alone since Mike left me to go to the store while I was in there. I'm not a huge fan of the dentist or any kind of procedure so this was a huge deal for me. And the rest of the week was spent in recovery mode -- which meant I laid on the couch, spaced out on pain killers, watched Fringe (my new favorite show!), and ate dairy-free ice cream.
Friday was a lot more of the same, but Saturday, I had to go run a 5K down at Tempe Beach Park. I wasn't going to let a tooth ruin it. It was a lot of fun and I did better on my time than when I ran my first 5K last year
. I got an awesome shirt, a cheap beer stein, and a free beer. All in all, a good time.
Also, I used my Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles
(Courtesy of Influenster
) and my legs and feet were feeling great on Sunday morning. They were so comfortable during the run and definitely reduced the amount of shock from running on the pavement. I have a lot of pain in my right knee and despite running a lot, it flares after longer runs. Honestly, I had zero
pain in my knee on Sunday morning. These insoles helped so much and I cannot recommend them enough.
I didn't get to rest for long because Mike and I were headed up north to his parents' house. We went up there, ate some good italian food, and then we watched The Producers ... which wasn't good. We fell asleep IN THE COLD. In the morning, we started cleaning and I killed 6 SPIDERS because Mike refuses to touch them. Even to kill them.
Now we're home and I'm trying to convince Mike to sign up for a 5K with me. I convinced my little brother to run the Hot Chocolate 5K with me in December and it's going to suck when he gets a better time than I do.
There I am crossing the finish line.
I just love how excited this guy is behind me.
Enjoying my post-run 5K.
Drinking responsibly, as always guys.
Labels: 5k, running