Good morning! How has everyone been since I last wrote? I've been, well, mediocre. Things haven't been bad, per se, but they haven't been great either. Let me explain.
If you look back over my most recent blog posts, you'll see I had a rough few weeks. First, I threw my neck out, which pretty much put me out of commission for a week. Almost as soon as that healed, I got sick, and that put me out of commission for another week. Some people, after having two weeks on the couch, are ready to GO once they start feeling better. I'm not one of those people. My butt got used to the couch.
I've been so very tired, and moving has been exhausting. Admittedly, since I'm still coughing a bit from that cold from Hell, I wonder if that doesn't have something to do with it, but I know another part is sheer laziness. My diet has been atrocious at best, and I've been grabbing my meals at what ever fast food joint sounds best (also hurting my wallet). My bike has been out for one 5 minute ride to a neighbor's house, and I haven't run in a month. This is not good.
Over the past few weeks, a few events have occurred to make me feel kind of down on myself too. First, the Up & Running course ended. I had already accepted the fact that I would not finish on time, but I was still disappointed that I wasn't running a 10k that weekend. Then, this past Saturday was the Richmond Marathon. I had planned to run an 8k that's part of that marathon, but I passed on that too. I was REALLY disappointed in myself for that one. Finally, Hans and I went shopping yesterday.
We went to Williamsburg with the sole purpose of buying a pair of fleece-lined athletic pants I'd seen on my birthday (exactly one month ago yesterday). This, luckily, wasn't as depressing as I'd expected it to be, or else I may have had more trouble recovering. Still, though, the pants that looked and felt great one month ago, were a little snug this time. I was happy that any larger still would have been too large, but I didn't like that they were snug. So, I made a decision.
November 25th is the Richmond Turkey Trot (a 10k race). I've heard dogs are allowed in this race too, though I haven't confirmed it. I want to run this race. I don't need to go fast or win a medal. I just want to run that 10k.
I have less that two weeks to get back in shape. My run this morning was less than stellar, but I'm happy that I ran. I'll be running more this week, and Cody will run with me. I'm also going to work on getting back into my gym routine (3 days a week- 1 day swimming, 1 day strength, 1 day yoga). I really want this to happen.
Wish me luck!