Not much to update. It has been a very quiet week in terms of running. My feet haven’t been doing much moving besides walking from my bed to the kitchen and back.
I did attempt a short run on Thursday and got tired very fast, only did 3 miles. And yesterday, I was feeling much better, and although I knew I couldn’t do a full long run (technically, I was supposed to run 10 miles) but decided to try to go as far as I could. I ran on the treadmill (super ugh) because it was slightly drizzly out and didn’t want to force myself back into bed with another case of strep for the next week. Last time I did a long run on the treadmill, it was lovely. I felt good, strong, energetic and not bored. This time, awful. I got tired fast, bored fast, my legs felt like lead and my left knee hurt. There was nothing good on the gym tv (well, I didn’t have any control over it) and looking at myself at that goddamn mirror that the treadmills face was torture. The first 4 miles were more or less fine, but after that each step was a struggle. I don’t know how or why, but I was able to get in 7 miles. I needed the miles but it was difficult. I left the gym exhausted and ready to go back to bed. I am so sick of being sick -it is so frustrating and I’m just ready to be back into a routine.
It’s amazing how much regular and quality running effects my mood. Since I got sick and I haven’t been able to run regularly, I’ve felt down and unaccomplished. Running is something that I find so satisfying and truly makes me happy that when for some reason I’m unable to run, I get affected in a very negative way. Let’s home I’m able to do a tempo on Tuesday and get back into my routine-I’m ready to get going.
I’m going home next weekend and am looking forward to a nice long run around the Shaker Lakes by my house in Cleveland. It’s a really peaceful and scenic place run that I know I’ll benefit immensely from it.
In other bad news, there’s a rumor floating around the Runner’s World online forums that the Brooklyn Half Marathon date is being pushed back. This is not good–my May is quite full and am going to be gone 2 weekends during that month. I really really really really hope this is just a rumor and not truth.
Hopefully my running update next week will be all sunshine and rainbows. It’s looking too gloomy here right now.