1. I haven't done much walking in preparation for the We Walk Marathon in May, probably only about 6-8 miles/week. After hearing that Rachel was going to walk 10 miles, I decided to do 8 on Saturday. I spent a little over two hours walking at the Mall of America, starting around 9:00--an hour before the stores opened. There were a lot more people there than usual due to the Walk to Cure Diabetes that finished just before I arrived. Walking at MOA provides plenty of distraction for me (store displays, clothing, food aromas, people-watching, etc.) but my walk still felt long and tedious. My feet were also very sore by the end and my right knee was bothering me a little bit.
2. I had an appointment with my physical therapist this morning. My right gluteus medius is much stronger, and I now get to incorporate a few quad strengthening exercises to my routine. My therapist also thought that I should wear neutral shoes with my orthotics instead of stability shoes because she thought the shoe/orthotic combination was overcorrecting my problem. Perhaps those Nike Frees will get more use that I originally planned.
3. Future hubs has been since the past week with a bad cold. He feels better, but still has sinus congestion. Sick Mark = Unhappy Richelle (besides the Unhappy Mark)
What's on tap for you this week? I personally need to get my taxes done. Mark and I need to make up the marriage prep class we missed last Thursday due to his illness. We're also attending Minnesota Monthly's Food & Wine Show with my aunt Jan, cousin-in-law Rebecca, and cousin Kathy on Sunday afternoon. This will be my third year attending the event, and I hope it will be the best one yet. :)