Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Beyond Meb, there were 36,000 runners who each had there own triumphant, resilient moment on Boylston Street. They all found there Boston Strong and they showed the world what a runner is. How we run not just from the legs, as so wrongly assumed, but from the heart. There may never have been a race run more by heart than Boston yesterday. I did a short little 5K under the stars yesterday and I thought about the runners whose excitement was building as they got ready in Boston. I thought about every runner who ran yesterday proving that we are all Boston Strong. Well done to all who gave their heart yesterday whether on the course at Boston or just outside their door. It was a day to be proud that you are a runner.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This week I was back at early morning runs and I was out of town and happy to be able to get everything in despite a busy schedule. I also managed to get some strength training in and made some good meals when I got back in town. This week will busy. It is Earth Week and that is a crazy time at work! I still plan to get in my runs!
We did get some bad health news about a member of my family. These things are always difficult, and helping out will definitely continue to make blogging a challenge. On the other side of that, things like this happen and they also remind you to value the wonderful people and things in your life. I choose to try and stay on that side of things since we can't really change what has happened.
Today I am grateful for my husband who is truly my life partner is every way!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Tomorrow will be my first run back over 4 miles. Hubby and I are planning on an easy six on Silver Comet. The weather today was fabulous and tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful. I was also happy that I was able to stick to my recovery plan, with a 5 un week. I am hoping for a 6 run week next week. It will be a challenge, because I am also travelling for work and I have still been a little tired at the end of the day. I plan to listen to my body. I am not looking to have any setbacks.
I realized a few things this week while getting back in the saddle.
1. Sometimes the mental hurdle is more challenging then the physical. I think when I first started back I worried more about being stuck out there not able to breathe, and did not even really tune into the fact that my breathing was okay.
2. I must have had a strong fitness base because after almost 4 weeks with barely any exercise I was back at my fairly normal running pace by mid-week. We will see how endurance took a hit on the run tomorrow and I have a race next Saturday so we shall see.
3. Running really does make me feel like a different person. When I can run I am calmer, more centered, nicer and I definitely have more energy. So I am sure everyone I work with, and certainly live with, are probably happy I can run.
4. When you can't run all you ever see on your way anywhere is people running and it makes you mad. Once you can run you certainly don't focus on them as much.
Here is hoping everything is going well for you! Looking forward to my first long run in my New Balance Minimus 00 Road Version 2 tomorrow.
I bet you already know what I am grateful for today...what a nice run today in the warm sunshine!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
All of this is to say after yet another medication change I am finally back among the living and feel like myself. Today I was able to enjoy a little 3 and a half mile run with my hubby. I also finally got through this ridiculous work period and got an important reminder about taking it easy sometimes. I have some weekend work and out of town trips coming up, but I think I will balance them with leaving early on slower days and finding some down time. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of my fitness activities and back to some regular blogging. So far 2014 has been a challenging one. I am looking forward to the return of warm weather and running.
Also apparently I have reactive airway disease and now have a brand new inhaler and Singulair to take during the allergy season before I run. According to my Dr. this will prevent the regular cases of bronchitis I get a coupe of times a year. Here's hoping.
Today I am grateful to have some energy and super grateful to be able to run!