According to my fitness tracker, got 7 hours of sleep last night.
But it sure didn't feel like that.
Woke up a bit past 7am, went and got some very hipster donuts with the wife and kiddos. And some much needed coffee. We were expecting a massive storm today that didn't (quite) materialize, although we got a little bit of rain. Almost forgot to run, and went out at about 10pm for one mile.
As it was raining and I really didn't want to go, I opted to do the mile barefoot. I should do more barefoot work than I do, as it really helps my form. My form has gotten sloppy in the sandals, which means that I'm wearing them out unevenly. A bit of barefooting would (hopefully) keep me honest and mean that I could keep them going for a few more races. Although, honestly, I'm happy with the way the sandals are going anyway, and I have no plans to retire them soon.
Barefooting also means I run slower, because I'm dealing more with the feeling of the ground. It isn't so much that it's painful, but it's just so much feedback in terms of tactile sense. Anyway slower means easier on the heart rate and breathing, too, so it isn't so bad. It's comfortable running even if it isn't fast.
Hopefully some nice weather in the next couple of days which is when I'll get in my longer run. I'm still sort of keeping in the back of my mind the idea of doing a quick 13.1 miles for that Strava challenge, but we'll see. If the right day doesn't come I'm also not going to beat myself up for it. I've done that before, and I'll do it again whether or not I earn a "digital badge" for the trouble. I've also got plenty of races coming up (6/9, 6/24) to stay fresh for.
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