Friday, September 30, 2016

Half Marathon Training

I'm back from my trip to see the grands.  Sniff. Sniff.  I sure hated to leave them. So very thankful for  facetime and texting.  I managed to get in a good 3 miler, and 5 miler while I was there, but that really isn't much in three weeks.  I was afraid my HM training went down the drain.  However.....

I was able to do 7 miles today!  Yay!  Still my regular 2min/30sec run/walk intervals and slow as Christmas compared to others, but I was very very pleased.  Now, maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get to 10 miles before the November 19th half.  They say if you can get to 10 you can do a half.  I am one very tired but very happy camper tonight.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Running.....after her!

Ha ha.....this is about the only running I will be doing while in Scotland......
Chasing this little one around the park.  She loves to run!  I had planned on continuing my training for the November half but yesterday was supposed to be a long run for me. I needed at least five but eight would have been better.  I tried to run Wednesday after I arrived on Tuesday, but I think the jet lag was too much, and was only able to do 2.5 miles.  Yesterday it felt great.  Nice cool weather, and I thought "I can go long today!" but ......2.6 into my run my left ankle really started bothering me. It continued to get worse so I ended at about 3.2 miles. Bummer.

I guess it is an overuse injury even though I train very, very slow, and only run three days a week.  Guess that what happens when you get old....

Going to try to at least walk 3-4 miles tomorrow and see how it feels.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Running is therapy

I am still running, slow as it is.  I managed to get in five miles on Friday evening.  It was considerably cooler than it has been so I enjoyed that.  I also enjoyed the solitude.  The hubby was out night fishing, so I didn't get started until about 8 pm.  I could hear the local high school band playing at the football game, and then enjoyed a little of the live music at a local restaurant across the road from where I ran.

It was really dark when I was finishing up.  And when it is dark, and the cars are driving by, you can't see the sidewalk!  I am glad there are guard rails between me and the road, but it was still a little intimidating.  I was just happy to be out there.  Not sure how much I'll get to run the next three weeks, since I will be in Scotland meeting my new grandson.  They have a great park really close so I am hoping to continue with my training.  I may just have a little 2 year old wanting to run with me :)