Saw some tweets & news highlights about this stat this week & most recently tonight even my wife commented on this - AMERICA IS FAT & GETTING FATTER.
If you missed the article, there was a news release by the US Center for Disease Control & Prevention this week that states that by 2030 42% of the US population will be obese. Link to article.
My message to everyone is - don't be afraid to get a little workout in. I feel like I get a lot of criticism by family members, customers, friends, etc that really don't get my running addiction; don't get the fact that I don't drink much anymore & that I don't like "normal food". Well this just in folks; the "norm" for society is not normal, is not healthy & is not acceptable.
Back to the running - heel cups & KT Tape have been my savior this week! They seem to take the tension off the Achilles much better than the other orthotics I had tried; mostly pain free running & have been able to get back to more normal mileage; here's the workouts & the plan for the weekend:
Mon > 9.10 @ 8:42 pace (mostly flatter runs this week due to achilles)
Tue > 10.30 @ 8:49 pace
Wed > 12.01 @ 8:42 pace
Thu/Fri > mod mileage - stairmaster hammerfest (strength, strength, strength)
Sun - targeting 20 miler
May 20 - pacing Schaumburg, IL marathon
June 2 - Kettle Moraine 100k
Going to nurse the Achilles back, once returning to more normal will resume the normal hill/vert festivities. Until then will be working on mileage, Achilles comfort; strength work will have to come via power hiking TM & the StairMaster.