We recovered nicely with a really good breakfast, so that saved the morning. And time spent with my running buddies is always fun, even when we feel like we're dying.
Speaking of the weather, it's been another rainy, stormy week. Yesterday Jeff and I woke up and dressed to go running, but when we stepped outside, it was raining a little too much for us, so we hopped in the car and drove to Planet Fitness. I have to say, it felt good to do the 30-minute circuit again. And while I usually am really careful about only wearing my running shoes to run, since I had them on, I didn't bother changing them before we went to the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how nice the cushioning on my shoes (Hoka Clifton) felt when I did the steps in-between the weight machines, but that put me in a bit of a dilemma, because now I want to wear those shoes for the gym, too! Hmmm...comfort over cost? Not sure what I'll choose.
I have to say, using some of the machines makes it obvious that my left hamstring/glute is still weaker than my right. There's a machine where you do one leg at a time, and I struggled to move it with my left leg, but when I switched to my right leg, I was slamming that thing upward - kind of funny, but also pretty telling that I need to work more on strengthening my weaker side. A good reminder - now, I just need to take action!