It wasn’t my intention to desert this space.
But Owen, Jeff and I spent the week leading up to Christmas on a Caribbean cruise with my family to celebrate my grandparents’ 65th wedding anniversary.
Anyway. I’m back now.
I didn’t get to work out much on the boat at all. The first few days the seas were rough enough that it made walking difficult, and I couldn’t imagine trying to run a treadmill.
The third deck had a contiguous loop which you could walk, but they didn’t allow jogging.
I managed to walk about 5 or 6 miles last week, though, which is better than nothing.
Especially since when I got back I was able to run a 4 miler yesterday without ANY ITB pain.
I need to start training for my half marathon on 2/26. The OCD chick in me is already starting to worry that I’m a bit behind on the training.
Which, you know, I am.
However, this race will not be about setting a PR. This is going to be the start of building my mileage back up – this time without getting hurt. Hopefully.
I found a good beginner’s half marathon training program which has a 3 day a week running schedule and two other days of crosstraining. One of the days I’ll do my PT exercises – essentially strength training – and the other I’ll swim.
It’s hard to look at how small the mileage is. I want to run MORE. I want more miles, more time on the road, more more more MORE!
But I also want to be smart about this and train intelligently. I don’t want to get hurt again.
Because I want to run more marathons. For many more years.