Yesterday I wrote a rather whiny post and neglected to say the following:
I’m procrastinating on my 15×20 second stride workout. It’s not so much that I don’t want to run, but rather that I’m afraid it’ll suck. I guess I’m glad it wasn’t Sunday when I woke up, which was my first thought. I have a 16 mile fast finish run scheduled for then, and I’m not sure I’m up to doing distance with the final 4 miles at half marathon pace today.
I’ve been wishing I lived in a warmer climate lately because I really want to run outside, but my legs really dislike it when it gets below 35 degrees. Since my calf is not where I want it to be and I’ve been having difficulty with both ankles for the early miles of any run, the cold just makes me nervous. I always feel like my hamstrings and calves are working too hard when they can’t get warm enough. So, the treadmill it is. We’re trying to schedule a trip to Florida in the next week or so, and that’ll at least let me run in weather that is closer to my New Orleans half.
For Christmas, we gave our son the new Thug Cookbook, and I think we’ll be testing out a couple recipes from that in the next few days. He was bummed that it turned out to be vegetarian (doh!), but we’re going to modify a bit by adding chicken to one of the recipes. I’m incapable of following a recipe exactly as written unless baking (which I seldom do anyways). This kind of bugs my kid for some reason — he’s so messy, haphazard and laid back about so much, but he gets kind of anal about recipes. Weird. But because he is decidedly not vegetarian, he’s cool with changing things up this time. He really loves the cookbook despite that it’s no meat.
I kind of feel compelled to have 2015 goals since it seems like every other blog has done a version of that the past few days. I guess I’d say my primary goals are to continue working on getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, as well as continue the positive self-talk when running. I also need to get back to more consistent crosstraining. I still meet with my trainer weekly, but I’ve not done so well with doing the work on my own a few days a week. I’m sure the tight legs are largely because of this lapse.
Here’s to hoping that 2015 is a good year. ✨✨✨🌟🌟🌟