Okay, so I haven’t fallen off of the face of the earth.
Simply, I’ve been unsettled in terms of running and running plans, so I haven’t been writing.
After training for so long and for so hard, I was determined to ensure that the balance of May was dedicated to taking things easy and not forcing myself out the door to run.
The good news is that I still long to run most days, I just need to figure out how to put it into the day. In the three weeks after the marathon, I managed to average about 30km run per week in as little as three runs, so that is nice, but it is now where near the average of 59km I was running in a week leading up to the marathon. I realize that this is okay. I’m not bound to hit 50+ k every week, nor will I be able to with everything else that is going on in my life.
So what is going on? Well, for starters, summer has hit us here in SW Ontario and both Alasdair and I are playing baseball:
This means that I’m on the field at least once a week for my own fast pitch game and I’m taking Alasdair to the diamond every Tuesday for his league (Skiing is Ken’s sport, Baseball is mine). Alasdair also has swimming lessons on Friday evening and power skating starts this Wednesday! Yes, he’s a busy boy. Ken wants to get back on his bike for more trail riding this summer so he has “first dibs” for post-bedtime activities considering I spent all winter running!
I’m trying to fit my shorter runs in during the workday at the gym (at least twice a week) and then getting a long run in on Friday mornings as I work from home Friday. I will be starting a new training plan next week in an effort to build up to the MidSummer’s Night Run 30k in August and I do have a 5k race this Sunday in Streetsville.
So, I’m still here, just not as active (hee – punny) as I’ve been. Never fear, I’m sure I’ll be back to regular posting soon.