I know. I know. I’ve been away for a week. My uncle reminded me when he called last night and asked when I’d be writing a new post.
The truth is, I had planned to blog, but, like, LIFE! You know? So here we are. He suggested a post about flowers, which would be lovely, however, maybe not all that interesting. Then again, that suggests that most of what I write actually is interesting. Debatable. So here are flowers:
And now, a training update. The whole training thing is still happening. Here’s the rundown:
Half Marathon #7 Training–Week 2
Monday: 4 miles easy
I tried to set myself up for success by waiting to do that last mile until I had gotten back on flat ground, but the heat got the best of me. As I reminded myself, running these quicker paces doesn’t come naturally to me. I know I can do it, but it is something I have to train for.
Thursday: 4 miles easy, upper body & core work
Saturday: 11 miles, 6 of them painful . . .
Sunday: this workout, core work
So, that long run on Saturday? Not fun. It’s the hip/back/hamstring issue that I’ve had on and off for the last 14 months. What’s most frustrating is that I don’t know why it keeps coming back. After taking 4 months off, I should be good as new, but that’s not the case. I know it’s not broken because I had it x-rayed, but I’m not sure what else I can do to fix it. I guess it’s back to the doc. I know Amanda recommended Sports + Spinal Physical Therapy here in DC a while back, so I think I’ll look into them. But seriously? UGH! I’d like it if my body would just work, damnit! Getting older is the worst.