Look, I almost ran the race! We’ll just say my chip didn’t register my times. (PS – congratulations to everyone who ran, apparently it was a great day for a marathon!)
Anyway… there hasn’t been much talk of running around these parts over the past few months because, well, I hadn’t been doing much running.
When I moved to Florida in August, my back was still bugging me a decent amount, and the heat/humidity was just extra reason not to run. Plus, beginning school was a big adjustment in itself, so workouts sort of took a back seat for awhile. Little by little though, I’ve gotten that itch to start running again. I blame fall marathons and my love for Saturday long runs this time of year.
So far, my back has been cooperating more now than it has been at any other point since I injured it last winter. Some days it feels a little worse than others, but never any sharp pains! I just keep icing and keep my fingers crossed on that one…
As for my training, I’ve fallen into a routine of running four or five days a week for now. I do two shorter (~5 mile), one medium (~7-8 mile), and one long run each week. Just yesterday, I did 12 miles for my long run! And under Florida’s hot sun, no less. I can’t begin to tell you how I excited I am for it to get a bit cooler around here.
So, that’s my running update. Assuming my back cooperates, I’ll probably keep increasing my mileage little by little. Maybe I’ll sign up for a half marathon or marathon in the winter… maybe not. It’s sort of strange to be doing long runs without a race to train for, but it also keeps the pressure off, and I have a enough pressure to deal with in school.