The last few weeks have been a little nuts. We moved into our adorable new house, said goodbye to our nephew, I ran my goal half marathon for the year and registered to run the Walt Disney World marathon in 2017 for Team in Training!
I wanted to pop in and give a little update on where I’m at the for the year and where, at almost the halfway point, I think running and I will go!
pretty much my life right now
Pittsburgh was wet and hilly and on the heels of not sleeping a whole lot as we moved into the house the Tuesday before. I also gave up on training about 3 months ago so I knew I was out there just to have fun. Thankfully I had hit a major PR in March and Mandy was there with me, as usual.
We also had the Ohana out in full force which is just what my soul needed. So many hugs, high fives, and race domination. They are the reason I’ll run Pittsburgh over and over again.
I also joined the Oiselle Volee team and that has been amazing.
Since Pittsburgh I’ve only run about three times. The low-level depression and just general feeling overwhelmed really did me in. And the weather. God. Plus, I lost the love of the run. I felt like I was always chasing something and it was just outside of my reach. Turns out it had nothing to do with running and just where I was at mentally. Quitting the half marathon training program wasn’t a hard decision but one I’m glad that I ultimately accidentally made. Now the BABs have finally started to emerge from our hibernation and we put pen to paper to get us ready for the Chicago, Columbus, and WDW Marathons! I’m so excited. I’m hoping that excitement translates to training and just running in general.
As far as the rest of the year, I’m going to run the Leesburg 20K, the Veterans Day 10K and maybe the Army Ten Miler. As far as right now, I’ve got a flare up of my peroneal tendonitis which is a major pain in my ankle. I’m hoping to rehab and be ready to run on June 1.
Even though I’m not blogging as much as I used to, I value the conversations that I’ve been having on Twitter and Insta. And honestly, now that I feel revived, I’m hoping that I’m more inspired to check in long-form more often.