I’ve been away for over two months. During this period there have been a lot of big life changes. J moved out and I am having a really hard time adjusting. So many things I miss… I won’t list them, but life pretty much sucks. I’ve tried to keep up with the training, but it hasn’t been happening. Blogging hasn’t happened either. Getting out of bed is hard. My March calendar is looking sad so far.
While I know I should give myself credit for even running (or something like that), I definitely gotten off track. I’ve dropped at least one run and swim each week. Yoga and biking are mostly non-existent. Even worse, I’m signed up to pace a half marathon on Saturday. I am kind of scared. Every other half has been preceded by strict training plan. Twelve mile training runs done. Healthy diet? Yes. Did I mention that I rarely ever run over 9 miles anymore and have no idea what a 10:20 min/mile feels like? At least my goal finish time is 20+ mins slower than my slowest half. And I have cute socks to wear.
You can buy them here or on Amazon.
In other news, it seems to be Spring in Davis. This means cleaning and gardening. To this effect, I threw away some of my race medals.
Here they are prior to the purge. I have completed more races than this, but do not always end up collecting medals. While they are a nice reminder of my achievement, it seems a bit wasteful and they take up space on my jewelry rack. That said, the Ragnar medal is a bottle opener and a friend was actually using it at a party I attended this week. Awesome!
As for the garden, my mom is amazing and bought me a bunch of flowers. Excited to put them in after the race this weekend. And to have some color in the yard. Also, thankful to have her there as gardening was a favorite activity that J and I did together…so I’ll probably be sad, especially if I do it alone.
Lastly, still loving my pups.They’ve been accompanying me on almost every run (except for ‘long’ runs). This is a bit of a pain for me (juggling two dogs is hard!), but they seem to really enjoy it. I came across two dog-centered races today so maybe there will be a doggie dash in the future.