I know. I haven’t blogged in ages. Sorry. I know I constantly complain that life is busy, but it really is. I have had zero time to do “extras” on the computer and if it’s a choice between blogging about, or actually going, running. I’m going to run. So, sorry!
The good news is that running has been going well! I ran 60 miles last week and 58 this week including a 17-mile long run. I kept an encouraging pace on the 17-miler and was shocked to feel no soreness this morning. Plus, it helped me justify the cake and beer I keep finding in front of me…
I’ve just been out there getting it done. Very little fanfare, very little worth noting but solid and steady. I was feeling really awful (sore feet, achy IT bands) but I got new shoes and immediately felt better. In fact, getting new shoes allowed me to run about 20 secs/mile faster… funny how that happens 🙂 The bummer is that with running so much I have to get new shoes every 8 weeks which is really not cheap. But cheaper than physical therapy… Or regular therapy for that matter.
I’ve been surprised by how good I feel lately- I’m obviously tired and there are days my pace reflects that but I can still turn it on if I need to. I’ve been hesitant to race lately and I’m not sure why. I think it’s because I’m afraid to fail. Like somehow if I go out there and run “slowly’ that it’s a reflection on me as a whole. Which is insane because it’s not like I’m going to win or something. But I’m still freaked out at the prospect of running a slow time so I’ve been backing out of races left and right. Lame!
I am, however, signed up for my most favorite half in a couple of weeks and barring any work emergencies I’m going to get out there and do it. Should be really fun.
So that’s it from here. Boring, I know.