It’s not even worth mentioning my fitness this week, but there it is:
I ran on Sunday and Tuesday.
I will say, Sunday’s run was my longest ever in distance. My recorded distance on my Garmin was 5.07 miles, (Runkeeper said 5.12 because I started it, zipped it in my pocket, then started my Garmin) but that doesn’t include the warm-up and cool down so it was probably somewhere close to 5 1/2. I’m still doing walk/run because I haven’t built my endurance back up to just running the whole time after my injury break.
I have a race tomorrow in Providence, the St. Pat’s 5K, that was my first ever road race last year. I’m excited to do it again because when I did it last year I had to walk it because I hadn’t fully healed from my hip strain. This year I’ll be running and you know what that means – instant PR!
I skipped Unleashed last night. But unlike the prior classes I missed, I didn’t actually have another commitment. I had such an awful day yesterday (and it’s been an awful week) that I made a last minute call and said I was going home after work. I know it probably would have helped me feel better, but I just couldn’t do it. I figure I’ll just work that much harder next week when they have NE Spahtens day and I go for the full 3 hour day.
I’m also working strength back in to my routine. Dan gave me another great list and I’ll be mixing things up again. This should get me through to the Tough Mudder since it’s less than 3 months away now. I also realized when I was working on my training spreadsheet that I had miscalculated weeks for the running plans I chose. When I corrected them, I realized I’ll be MUCH closer to half marathon distance by the TM, plus that means I’ll actually be at higher mileage already for the 10 Miler I was talking about doing at the end of April.
Let’s talk life, shall we?
Why yes, yes it does. My depression and anxiety is through the roof lately and I need to get it back under control. I felt AMAZING after my run on Sunday. I ran outside in the cool air and slight snow flurry and it felt awesome. I can’t wait to get back out there on the regular now that there are streets and sidewalks to run on with some snow melt and lack of ice.
Speaking of, we scored some great deals at the REI garage sale we went to last weekend. I got a pair of really nice Keen water shoes for kayaking for less than $20, a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves for the TM (and other OCR) for less than $10 and a Petzl headlamp for running for less than $15! Tara got a ton of clothes marked down as well. I think everything we got was on sale except for a fig bar she bought at the checkout. I also got some Clif Shot Bloks to try on my longer runs since I’ve never run far enough before to need to refuel mid-run.
In other news, I’m continuing with my chiro appointments and they’re going well. They’ve noticed some small improvements so far in my flexibility so that’s a start I guess.
I had a job interview this week internally at the company I already work for. It’s in a different department, but only across the hall from where I currently sit. It actually is a position that could lead to better advancements as well, versus where I am now which can’t really go anywhere. I feel like I tanked the interview, but I guess I’ll see what happens when second interviews come around.
And lastly…I’ll be going to 2 concerts this summer. Tickets are bought. Now we wait!
For the song this week, it’s fitting that I go with this one. I really need to do it.
Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out