1. When I decided to call this week a step-back week, I really didn’t know just how far I’d step back. Last month, in 28 days, I ran 115 miles. So far this month, I’ve run 4. Tuesday, I was completely lacking in any sort of desire to run. I just felt tired and unmotivated. I even took a nap. So, I decided to take a rest day. Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold, so now I know why I was feeling out of sorts. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day and I had clients to run with, so I ran a comfortable 4 miles and loved every minute of it. Not sure what else I’m going to manage this week with the boys out of school, but I’ve decided to just roll with it.
2. Since striving for my own PRs just isn’t working for me right now (I’m just not feeling motivated to push myself at the moment), I’ve decided to give a new purpose to my runs. I’m volunteering with a Cancer to 5k program this spring. I’ll be running with runners on their long runs on Saturdays and then I’ll be a race day sherpa for one of the runners. I’ve also signed up to help with this year’s Girls on the Run race. I’m really excited to spend time running with new runners.
3. My achilles seems to be completely healed, so I’m reintroducing barefoot running. I built my mileage slowly last time, but I only ran that way once a week. This time, I’m building mileage even more slowly, but doing it several times a week. My right foot/ankle is definitely weak, so I’m also spending as much time barefoot as possible. This has made my Vibrams my “go to” shoe, thereby confirming my reputation as the “wacky mom” at Jones’ school. LOL
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