After a VERY LONG journey home on Friday/Sat (missed connection in Atlanta…late arrival to an airport hotel for a quick ‘nap’, then a flight into a nearby airport the next mid-morning…apparently everything into my home airport was booked up the next day, so I was routed elsewhere). I held it together…for the most part…and looked at the silver lining – I got home safe and sound. However, my weekend felt like it was cut short, but I made it home fine. So, I just vegged yesterday when I got back. Enjoyed some BBC miniseries catching up and coffee. Then I went to bed without an alarm set and selp until 8 am (gasp!). I can’t tell you the last time I slept that late. It was quite nice.
I’ve made it through 4 weeks of not running. My toe still bothers me. It’s just sore and achy now (bruising and swelling have gone down at this point). I am starting to put some pressure on my full foot, which I view as progress. But I feel I’m still 3 or so weeks out from a first run back. At this point I’m thinking fall running is about the earliest I’ll be back. I might pick something a bit ambitious (think 5 marathons in 5 days series), but we’ll see. I typically run 4-5 a year and would still like to keep that goal this year. I will just have to be creative on how I get these knocked out! In the meantime, I found a couple local triathlons for the summer (June/July) to ease back into things. I’ve started swimming a few times a week with success, daily yoga (lots of 3 legged dogs!), and weights. I’m hoping biking is on the list for later this week or early next…at least the trainier. We’ll see how that goes!
Today is a Marathon Day for the Mister. He is running our local city’s Marathon with lots of our friends. I’m a tad sad I’m sitting in waiting for them to finish, but excited to go cheer on the crew. I guess we all are in this position as some point or another! I’ve got a few more of these races that I had planned that he’ll do and I’ll watch. That’s probably the toughest part of it all. On the bright side, for the next one I’ll cycle while friends run. It’s a ‘bring your own goods’ type marathon that runs from one town to another near us in early May. By then I can leave my house on bike and meet them a few miles in and be a resource of food/water for the group. That race should be fun to be a part of…even if it is on a bike!
So…I’m off to morning yoga and then over to grab a cup of coffee and watch the marathoners finish. Timing, laughs, and photos to come later this afternoon! It’s a beautiful day here (40’s/upper 60’s), so everyone should be in good cheer when they finish and I’m sure ready for a day of relaxing!
…back from the race! It went well. The Mustache Running Club represented it very well! Brian finished in just over 4 hours with a friend and the rest of the group came in around 3:50ish. Not to shabby! Our good friend, Megan, actually won 2nd in the 25-29 ladies age group! I enjoyed watching while sipping ginger tea, but secretly (or not so secretly!) would have much rather been running with the group!