Training Blog

Let's Pause for a Laugh

I think the phrase is 'better late than never.' Well, due to a series of unfortunate incidents, my running has slowed to a crawl over the past two weeks and thus my post. First, due to the slipper streets of New York and a bruised knee. I took a few days and did a few short runs. And then the weather dropped, the snow fell and it became too cold to even try to run outside. A few indoor treadmill sessions, which left me feeling bored. Then in a succession of events this past week, the chilly dip in the weather lead to the balloon of my tonsils and a full on cold. In a weird twist, I got a shard of wood stuck in my foot where the podiatrist had to go digging for the rather large splinter. Suffice it to say, the cold has kept me coughing and out of work, the splintered foot, off my feet, and now the pink eye. I have to laugh though. What an eventful week it has been! I'm hoping that come Sunday, when the temperatures are suppose to rise to 40 degrees(!), I hope to be able to run outside. Albeit it is suppose to rain but rain it might on race day. I might be a few weeks behind, but i'm optimistic about catching up.

PS. my intent is not to chronologize my maladies of the past two weeks but to say, there have been some roadblocks in my path to my next running goal, 13 miles. And although it puts me slightly behind, with the extra rest, I'm ready to race forward, maybe just at a steady tempo until i'm caught up! (And Chronologize is a word) 

 

Next Up...adventures in foam rollers

 
 Having experience both the treadmill & microwaving, I think this is pretty dead on. But I'd have to side with the treadmill. 

Having experience both the treadmill & microwaving, I think this is pretty dead on. But I'd have to side with the treadmill.