This past week, as usual, flew by…with so much going on it is hard to even keep track of the days. I feel like a broken record but I cannot wait until this semester is over!
Due to being in the eye of the finals/paper writing storm, this entry calls for list format.
-I am starting to think I am Crazy with a capital C for planning my first half-marathon only 2 weeks after a 10-miler, considering I am a fairly novice runner. Remmber when I said I was just going to use Broad Street as a training run…well, that didn’t happen. I had such a good start that I pushed all the way through. The problem is, I think I am paying for it now. I am so tired and my legs feel tired. While I feel mostly fully recovered, I have noticed some lingering knee pain. I ran twice this past week and have one more run planned for early this week. I took it easy on both runs though- 11:30/pace for both and plan to take this week’s run easy too.
-Speaking of pain…I have had this off and on weird foot pain on the lateral right side on my right foot. Everything I google says stress fracture, but I don’t have the symptoms (no pain on the top or bottom of my foot and no pain in my toes) and it does NOT hurt when I am running It only bothers me when I am walking…and only sometimes. I am thinking maybe I have a tight tendon or muscle. Can anyone shed some light on this?
-Even though I think I am crazy, I love this challenge I have ahead of me and I am looking really forward to accomplishing another goal. I am really (really really really) trying NOT to focus too much on a finish time goal. I have a time frame I would like to achieve but I am remembering my own words: finishing is winning. I find it hard sometimes to take my own advice. I am, without a doubt, my own worst critic.
-The softball season ends in a little over a week; three games scheduled this week and two next week. Normally the season is over the first week of May, but we had five rainouts!!! I love coaching softball, I really do, but this season has been exceptionally long and it will be nice to have my week-nights back. It will be even better if we beat the team we play Tuesday- we have lost to them every season I have coached (our ONLY losses last year) and I want that win so bad!!
-Tomorrow is my last final! I obtained an extension on both of my papers which was a HUGE help but now I really have to buckle down and get them done. I keep putting these papers off as if they will write themselves; more proof that I am an amazing procrastinator!
-I am looking really forward to one week from today
Hope everyone has a great (and sunny) week J Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommies and Mommies to be