Remember when I used to blog?
Remember when I used to log miles?
Remember when winter was actually winter?
Well the truth is I can hardly remember any of those things. Other truths….
Blog: It’s been busy, the boys have been busy and we’ve been a hustle and bustle of activity, so when I’ve found downtime, I’m pretty much crashing hard. There hasn’t been too much to say, so I haven’t been saying much.
Log: My SI joint and hips are still a bit wonky. It’s not great and it’s not terrible either – it’s still a work in progress. But I’m still scaling back to just get everything fixed. This means fewer and slower miles than in recent history and lots of cross training and weight lifting, and trips to the PT. I’ll write more on the specifics of what I’m doing later this week.
My mileage has gone down to 10-20 miles a week. My pace has dropped down 60-90 seconds per mile and I’ve been trying (key word TRYING) to keep it flatter on my runs. This proves to be difficult in the hilly area where I live.
That said, I have been able to complete two marathons in 2014. Too bad they were just How I Met Your Mother marathons on Netflix.
I did hit up a local race, but just to voluntear (EAR + Mikey…get it?), not to run at the Run Disney kid’s races last weekend.
I’m not going to lie, being around the races made me sad since last year I was in great shape and have avowed my vengeance to Tinkerbell…this year I just feel old, creaky and slow comparatively.
Winter: Uhhh so compared to the rest of the country, we’ve been unseasonably warm and dry this winter. This means running at sunset to try and stave off the heat (seriously 80’s mid-day most days lately). It also means low, slow miles with the boys tagging along on bikes or on their feet.
With no major goals in sight, I’m enjoying being able to spend that workout time with them and not worrying about speed or distance. It allows time for fabulous conversations like school, life, and wondering about the mysteries of the world such as how much do people fart a day. Parenting boys is the best.
What’s your running log been like lately?