Getting Back to Myself

Hi there, strangers!

 

My new purse

 It’s been crickets here on my blog. Things are fine, I just have been hanging out on Star Wars message boards liked the obsessed weirdo I am (don’t ask how many times I’ve seen the film — I’ll plead the 5th). I’ve also been trying to declutter my house (no small task) and hauling bag after bag of items to the donation bins. My husband and I also took an overnight trip to Portsmouth, NH, which was fun.

My running is finally coming back after about two months of struggling. It hasn’t been easy tabling my previous goal of PRing at the NYC Half and scaling back to almost all easy runs, but it is what my body needed after I ran myself into the ground. Now I’m thinking I might not get a PR but I can probably safely aim for a course PR, which shouldn’t be hard as long as I’m healthy. The calf and hip flexor strains are all but gone now and I’ll continue to rehab both. And if I’m running a fever or coughing up a storm I will <u>not </u>keep trying to train at the same level through my sickness. Tough lesson to learn. Like a moron, I had to learn it the hard way. 

I’m going to try a little faster running on Friday (I have a 60 minute run with 10-15 minutes of steady state paced running in the middle) and see how that feels. The long runs have gone pretty well, albeit slow. My speed has definitely suffered the past 6-8 weeks, but I think it’s going to come back now that I’m not injured or sick. It’s a huge relief to not be anxious that my workouts will go poorly. Sometimes it’s nice to just run easy and enjoy it. 

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20 thoughts on “Getting Back to Myself

  1. I think all of us have our “blind” spot in learning lessons the hard way. Maybe it’s really about testing ourselves. As difficult as it is to admit, and live through, you really don’t know your limit until you surpass it. I bet you learned a lot. 🙂 So glad to hear you’re feeling better. Take care of you. 😉

    • Isn’t it awesome? I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, even one from some woman who had no idea it was from Star Wars — she thought it was just retro style. I got it from Loungefly. They have a bunch of other styles, including R2D2 and Boba Fett.

  2. I’m with Fallon – love the bag! 🙂 And it totally does pass for a retro art deco style!

    And I am glad to hear that you are being *smart* about slowly progressing … we all know that is how it should happen but can never seem to actually listen to ourselves … I can’t speak to injuries, but running while sick and not listening to my body and taking rest days? All over those! 😀

    And also as Judy said – it is important to reflect on your personal progress and how patient you are being about this recovery.

  3. I’m so happy to hear things are feeling better with your running. I know first hand how frustrating that is. I had such a hard time this year – I was injured, took time off, and then got sick twice. It was really just a few weeks ago when I started to “train” again, and it only started feeling okay like last week. I find that mentally, it is so hard to come back from a rut – you are doing great!!!!

  4. Syd says:

    My life is so filled right now that I haven’t thought about blogging. But am wanting to catch up on this cold day here in SC. Glad that you are healing.

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