Hi there, strangers!
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.