I’m attempting a normal length blog post from my phone for first time. I think one reason I don’t post more often is due to the fact that if I am in front of my computer I feel like I should be working. Which I don’t always do, let’s be real, but it keeps me from purposely sitting down and opening WordPress. I also feel a little boring on occasion, but most of favorite blogs don’t post earth-shattering updates, just document their life. It’s nice.
My one running goal, since my mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 was to keep doing it. I thought this year might actually be easier and I might try a training plan, but it didn’t really work out that way. But I’m still running 3 days a week most of the time and have settled into a decent routine. On Wednesdays I try to do some sort of speed work- usual sprint intervals but sometimes (like today) just fartleks. On Fridays my husband and I run together and keep the pace conversational -whatever that means for us in the moment. Sundays are for long runs and on days I just can’t even, I let myself off the hook with a 5 mile walk.
I’ve never been much of a cross trainer, but this year I decided I wanted to gain some muscle. On New Years Day I started the Body beast program and finished the whole plan as laid out (subbing runs for leg days) which o was proud of. And recently I’ve been doing company sponsored Fusion workouts twice a week with my coworkers and have been loving it.
If there is a new normal after my mother’s death and with everything else that has gone on, I can’t say I’ve really found it. But I’m still putting one foot in front of the other.
Running is life lesson.
Life is a running lesson