While July was great August was better. It started out with a run and a weekend get away. I missed my long run the weekend we were visiting Taylor in Maryland but had a great time with the family. Maryland is so much more hilly. We brought Taylor some goodies from home helped him get his TV set up and spent the weekend hanging out together. Here's a few pics from our trip. The animals all got … [Read more...] about Getting it done in August
July in Virginia was HOT! HUMID! and not great for running outside. I started the month outside but by my third run of the month and I had kicked myself into a lupus flare. That day I was really struggling to breathe on my run. It was super humid and by that evening on the 7th I was already feeling more joint pain than usual - I even backed out of my neighbor's party. The weekend was a … [Read more...] about July – Getting on track for Dopey
I'm writing this recap as the month of June closes. While the weather has been great I haven't. After lowering my thyroid medicine 3 times now, I'm all out of sorts. I haven't had a lot of energy and it shows in the lack of run posts and journal entries. May started off pretty well. The first week of May my breathing was still off and I was stressing about the upcoming 17 miles the next … [Read more...] about May and June – Feeling bad and struggling
As I continue to climb the miles I realize I would greatly benefit from cross training. Time isn't the issue - its that fine line of overworking my body to where a flare is imminent. I thought I would start with Piyo. Piyo is a low impact workout that leverages your body weight to build strength. It's also what I consider a very active yoga type of workout. You will do yoga poses but instead … [Read more...] about April Training and the woes of cross training
March, what a different story than February. The month started out cold but I was determined to improve over last month. Taylor was in between contracts and so of course - it was better already just from that. The first week of March I finished all my scheduled runs. Zone 2 is definitely starting to feel more comfortable even if the weather isn't. The sun was out though and I could feel the … [Read more...] about March Training and Improvements
Happy Valentines Day! Today I was totally stressing about Dopey selling out before I got to register for it. In walks my Knight in Shining Armor and says - register Dopey for you and Taylor (my oldest and long distance running partner) and I'll do the 5k and 10k with you guys. Adding on a happy Valentines day he casually walks out as I run to get our credit card and then race around the house … [Read more...] about I’m Registered for Dopey!