What's up with your running, XL? You haven't written a running post in forever! Are you in stealth mode? Did you hang it up? What gives?
So here's the story...
I started running in my new shoes and my calves got super sore. I worked through it. Then I got a muscle knot in one calf that was beyond persistent and left me hobbling. Not wanting to injure myself or run weird or whatever, I took a week off. But it wasn't just a week off. I had only run three times in three weeks following the Las Vegas debacle on December 4, 2011. All of this lack of running has resulted in me feeling nervous about running a full marathon in April. I have acknowledged to myself and my training partner that it may not happen. It might...but I'm leaving the "not" door open with my head held high. It's taken a good deal of soul-searching and several talks with my husband to reach a place of comfort on the topic. I allowed myself to be over-amped by all the awesomeness that surrounds me here in BlogLand. I am coming back from 8 years off of everything. And I'm older. I need to be patient. And realistic.
Which leaves me with a big "We'll see..."
This sounds all grounded and philosophical, but I am really bummed out. Don't feel sorry for me, though, because I'll probably get over it soon enough.
I ran on Tuesday for 2 miles and it was good. I'll run tonight for 2 or 3, I hope. Taking it one day at a time. The hip still experiences some pain. I sure wish that would just not happen anymore :(
Since there's not much to share in the way of workout news, I'm giving a 'mommy update'...
Miss C started potty-training yesterday. This is the oldest child of mine to do this. She is really mad that this is happening. I've done this before, but never have I had a child be mad about it! I'll spare you all the details, but suffice it to say that I've been mopping up pee all day today. Thankfully, she's been accidenting on the tile floor and not the carpet. Wish us luck :)
Here are a few pictures from the last couple of days...
She is very pensive at times.
She LOVES oatmeal!
Last night I went out for one short hour.
In that time, she created this amazing animal line-up...
three-quarters of it by herself.
She likes to scare me...
But she says she's just watching Big G doing his homework.
Given her delight in jumping, this gives me a heart-attack.
So there ya have it...what's new in my world.
Gotta go mop some more pee now.