Belated Merry Christmas. And I probably ought to just preemptively say happy new year while I’m at it.
Running has been a mixed bag. I’ve only done a few runs, and some have been good and some have not. Today’s run was in the “bad” bucket. I had a really good 8.75 mile run yesterday, which was a surprise since I basically had to drag my ass out the door. But this morning my calves felt like I’d run a hard race, even though I averaged only a 9:10 pace yesterday. Today’s run was by far the slowest I’ve run in awhile. My cadence was way up, which is what happens when my legs or hips are hurting.
My endurance seems ok, but my legs continue to struggle. I have only easy runs for the next few weeks, and I may ask my coach to extend that longer if my legs don’t start recovering better. Very frustrating.
At least the temps have been nice and I’ve been able to run outdoors. It looks like it all changes tomorrow. It’s been nice while it lasted.
I got a lot of cool running stuff for Christmas, mainly clothing. But I also got a Garmin Forerunner 235, which I am still figuring out. I like it so far. I also got a juicer, which is pretty exciting. I’m not sure it’s going to save us any money over going to the local juice bars, but it’ll be fun to experiment.
I’m completely obsessed with the new Star Wars movie. I’ve already seen it three times and I want to see it a few more times before it leaves the theaters. I am sad my husband didn’t get me my requested BB8 for Christmas. It would be an awesome running companion. I’m feeling sorry for myself. Maybe I’ll smash up stuff with my lightsaber to help me feel better.