After hurting my foot running trails at Hungry Mother State Park, I took most of the first part of last week off to let it recover.  Bill and I were heading to Blacksburg on Friday morning for our last trip of this football season, and we really wanted to stop near Roanoke and run up to McAfee Knob on our way to Blacksburg.  And our adventure was dependent upon my foot healing!

Rest and recover

Rest and recover

Since my foot was feeling so much better, I decided to give it a trial run of 1 mile to see how it would do.  It felt great and I ran at a 9:30 pace with no discomfort.  At the end of my mile, I walked 3 more miles at a 14:27 average pace.

After a successful Wednesday run and walk, I decided it was fine to join my MRTT friends for 5 miles on Thursday morning (9:27 pace).  Again, I had no pain and was thrilled!

Later in the day, I got word that our new MRTT shirts were in, so I drove to Erin’s house to pick mine up.  I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to see on the back, alongside several other amazing sponsors!


Bill and I were looking forward to our trail run up to McAfee Knob as much as a little kid looks forward to Christmas.  After our run, my RunKeeper said that we ran 8.12 miles, but according to what we read online it’s more like 8.5 miles round trip.  I’m not sure which is correct, but my lack of confidence in my mobile phone app is just another reason I’m hoping to get a Garmin soon.  I’ll be doing a complete McAfee Knob recap on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

We woke up to 37° and a wintery mix in the early morning weather forecast for Saturday morning (at least we didn’t get 3 inches of snow like Mom did).  Fortunately, we have a friend that lives in Blacksburg, and she opened her home to us for our tailgate.  Unfortunately, we still had to brave the elements to watch the game.  Even more unfortunately, we lost the game.  And what’s worse than that?  I left just after halftime, because I was freezing cold and it had started to drizzle.  I walked back to our car and listened to the rest of the game on the radio in the comfort of 74°!


Rest (and drove home from Blacksburg)

Tomorrow I’ll be starting a Feetures socks giveaway!  Be sure to come back, and enter!


Total weekly workouts:
Running – 14.12 miles
Run/walk – 0 miles
Walking – 5 miles
Lifting – 1 hour
Planks – 8 (longest 2:30)


  • Questions:
  • Did anyone get snow this weekend?
  • How did your sports teams do? ~ All of my teams lost!
  • Who raced this past weekend?