I spent the last weekend back in Wisconsin. Yup, I voluntarily went to Wisconsin in July where the humidity usually has you sweat while taking a cold shower. I had a good excuse, one of my closest friends was getting married! I still hated her a little for thinking an outdoor wedding in July would be a good idea…but she was right. Turns out Wisconsin kind of loves her – the temperatures were reasonable and the storm clouds worked extra hard to block the sun and hold back their rain! It was a pretty perfect day!

It was a beautiful weekend with lots of dresses, flowers, photos and smiles! Of course, I have very little proof of any of this because I failed miserable at taking photos. I was far too busy trying to convince her friends I was normal enough to talk to!


As for recent running? Well, let’s just focus on the success of Monday thru Thursday, as I did a pretty awesome job of getting my miles in! Beyond that the only training I got was a little lesson in pain management while dancing through the agony of a tiny blister brought on by a dress shoes! Somehow I finished a 50 mile race with 10 blisters that didn’t bother me only to have have baby blister have me limping about!

I used said blister as an excuse to skip Sunday’s run, but really, I just wanted to sleep in! I contemplated running in the afternoon before my flight but opted for eating my weight in brownies and cheese while chatting it up with a friend I only see a few times a year. Totally worth the skipped miles! If missing 12 miles of humid running causes me to DNF my 100 miler I will be okay with it! Sometimes training doesn’t balance quite as nicely as you’d like it to…and sometime friends win, as they should!

Speaking of training – I made a training plan of sorts for RRR100! I’ll be back with details on that later, when I can talk myself into looking at it because it terrifies me!


Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead · July 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Sometimes brownies with old friends should definitely trump mileage! I can’t wait to see your training plan, and if I ever make it to another Wednesday trail run, I really want to pick your brain about 50-milers. I’m seriously thinking about doing one in 2015.

    Heidi Nicole · July 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

    My training plan is linked in today’s post. I definitely do not know what I’m doing, but I figured I’d put it out there… :/

    And yes, let’s talk 50’s the next time I see you! They are an interesting beast but so far I really like them…two days after I finish and forget the pain!

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