Eight days ago, I ran 3.5 miles. It was a rigorous route and I felt good about how it went. I vowed to run exclusively challenging routes to prep me for this coming at me in 2 weeks time...
Since making that vow, I've run once. It was a demanding 3.6 miles over extremely flat terrain. So much for challenging routes. I hope you could read the sarcasm.
Given this training trend (governed by the hip, good people), look for me to get smoked on my leg of the Oakland Marathon Relay...Leg 2 covers Miles 6 to 12.5. Do you see what that looks like on there? I am sincerely hoping that my fitness base (ummm...) and my dogged determination will carry me up and over that massive HUMP still feeling like it's all good fun :)
As my ability to run is hampered by my hip still, I got out on the bike this past weekend. I thought I was going to be outriding a storm brought in by these clouds and their accompanying wind...
Sort of luckily, it didn't rain...even though we kind of could use rain here. Being rested, I pretty much hauled ass for 50 minutes. Then I was wiped out and need to get home so my kids could go see a movie with their dad. I was sure to stretch and roll and Stick and ice. I don't need to get hurt by biking on top of the running issues.
I had big plans of running a challenging route on Sunday. I was sore from my ass-hauling bike ride the day before, my hip joint was feeling a little raw, and the time change really screwed our whole family up. I didn't run. I guess it wasn't important enough to me to make it happen ;-) Instead, we made cookies...
We had this random bag of white chocolate chips and decided to use them. Chocolate white chocolate chip cookies. Gluten-free, of course. I know they look like weird little turd-patties, but they actually taste AWESOME! They came out a little on the dry, cake-y side but still really yummy.
Today my kids have the day off...as usual. The time change still has us all turned around and discombobulated. Breakfast at 11, lunch at 2:30, who knows when dinner will be? And no one will fall asleep at a remotely reasonable hour.
I, for one, cannot wait until my hip is feeling solid. And I cannot wait until our family schedule simmers down. And I'm really looking forward to the next time I get to climb the walls. And I really, really am excited about some day getting to create a real training plan that I can actually follow.
Ever make something that looks like s*it but is actually super awesome?