I’d tell you that if you wondered why I was the Guest Blogger last week on The Weekly Wrap and why I have been commenting on blogs and posting on mine more often, it was because instead of working at my usual job, I was working at the Bar Exam for 3 days. That meant that I sat for 10 hours and waited until a student had a technical problem. Lots of downtime …. to blog.Of course, that won’t happen again until next February.
Now it’s back to normal… squeezing blogging into my busy life. (I don’t know how those of you who work get it done.)
I’d tell you that I worked at my old job site for the Bar Exam. It made me very nostalgic (I worked there for 10 years.)
Yes, I missed my friends and the work itself but what I really missed was running-related.
There was a (free) treadmill (not that I loved it but it was handy), a nearby track, close to the park and it was easy to squeeze in runs before, during and after work.
I’d tell tell you that after my success at my last two 5ks, I contemplated not signing up for so many long races. I almost Pr’d with zero speed work. Maybe I should work on my speed before I get too old.Over coffee…
I’d tell you that today I have a HILLY 8.4 race. I am a little nervous since I do not train on hills and I remember it being a very challenging course. I didn’t know anyone at the race last year so I am looking forward this year to running with my friends Sue and AJH.
Stay tuned for the hopefully “happy” recap.
I’d tell you that I am the WORST running buddy ever. I signed up for the RUN4 program almost 4 years ago. I was paired with John Anthony and in the beginning, I posted all runs and dedicated them to him. I also sent him medals and running shirts.
Then I got lazier and only posted and dedicated my races to him. I still mailed him race shirts (the cotton and unisex ones.)
Now, I am sad to say that I do think about him all the time when I run but I can’t remember the last time I posted to the FB site. And I have a pile of shirts waiting to be mailed.
I’d tell you that I love running in NYC. (You probably know that.) This month I am running my 4th race there in 10 mos.
I am super psyched because I am running it with Sue, it’s in Central Park and it’s called the France 8k Run. (I’m trying to forget that I’ll have to run up Cat and Harlem hills.)Yup. FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember I was French teacher for over 20 years and I love anything French (esp. food and art). Glad I signed up early.
I’d tell you that I kinda had an injury. If you don’t write about it, it doesn’t exist, right?
Last Saturday afternoon, I think I tweaked my peroneal tendon …in my GOOD ankle. I’m not sure when…either carrying laundry down the stairs or while gardening. I just remember hearing something snap/pull. I ignored because it didn’t hurt. It didn’t bother me on Sunday (but I didn’t do anything.) and then on Monday when I went to run, it hurt. Did I stop running? Of course not. I tried to not bend my ankle and run in a way that it didn’t hurt and walk often.
Yes, I was bummed.
So on Tuesday, I didn’t run but I wore my hubby’s ankle support and played tennis. And it hurt so did I stop? No way but I only played one set and then sat out.
So now I was really bummed.
Not enough to take a running break. I wore the ankle support and ran on Wednesday. And guess what? It didn’t hurt AT ALL!!!!!I ran again with Alyssa on Thursday.
I’m not convinced that it is perfectly fine. We’ll see how the ankle reacts to 8.4 hilly miles.
Happy Running! Got anything to spill? Share it here! Anyone ever race the France 8k? Ever ignore an injury and it gets better?