Sorry about no update last week (and it looks like we missed at least one good milestone last week - congrats on one year!!) but the last two weeks were my vacation weeks. Technically half of each week, but oh well. Anyway, I just got back from Hershey Park last night around 9:00.
I had a few good runs while I was there, running from my hotel to downtown Hershey and to the park itself but I am pretty much toast today - need a vacation from my vacation. Running 7 miles in the morning and then spending 13 hours walking around the park can wear you out. Never mind the almost 11 hour travel time to get home (which included a 3 hour stop at the Crayola factory).
So, running feels like crap right now - my ankles are killing me, with a pain that runs down through my arches when I wake up in the morning. But I am starting a running program at a local exercise class and will be training people for a half marathon in the Fall, so that should be interesting. I think we are starting up this week or next.
I am hoping to get my mileage back up again soon, but the way I feel today I am not sure if it will be this week or next. Only did a mile this morning. I may try for more at lunch but I may just take this as a rest day.
Hope all is well with everyone else.
MIlestones this week:
jeffdonahue - 1 year 7 months
makers - 8 months
lorrieg - 7 months
favre3xmvp - 6 months
Father Russia - 6 months
jsobo119 - 4 months
Captain Atom - 4 months
Strings - 4 months
Pammie - 3 months
Ennay - 100 days
Kathyrunning - 1 month
I work nights. Last week I started flip-flopping days & nights rather than staying on a strictly nocturnal schedule. I've found that I have to plan when I'm going to run a bit more than I had to before, but so far it's not been too bad. I moved back to counting a midnight deadline for my "daily" run rather than the noon deadline I'd been using, losing myself 12 hours this time since I gained 12 hours last time. So far so good.
Running in Newtons now about 1/2 the time and barefoot half the time. Still having to manage foot and ankle aches and pains, but at least having the option to do either allows me to choose which pains I'll be babying on a particular day.
Hit 160 days yesterday! Heading towards that half-year mark.
Roads were made for journeys...
~Sara It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan
In it for the long run..
"It's not who wins the workout..."
Everything's okay here too! The heat has been killing me and I feel like I am getting slower.
We are leaving Saturday at 4 a.m. for vacation -- driving 16 hours from CT to WI. Should be interesting getting a 1 mile run in at 3 a.m.! Anyone else have to do this to keep the streak?
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
Not 3:00 but I have gone early around 4:00. I have also done the 11:45 "Oh crap I didnt run yet" mile in jeans, and on one or two occasions I have done my run just after midnight because I was up and the next day was a one-miler anyway.
Good luck with that drive.
Bring it on.
Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 Double Agent #22 It's a perfect day and I feel great!
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
Congrats to everyone on their milestones. One small correction, I'm going to hit TWO months, not one.
Sorry, being an accountant my math sucks.