Since my marathon, I took a break from running, partly cause I was sicker than a dog after the big race and also to give my body a Rest. When I ran the Red River Run 10K two weeks ago, I still felt the effects of the cold in my chest and my legs felt strong except for a ghost of the feeling of the cramps I felt in my quads from the marathon.
I hate being sick, although, don’t we all? I babied myself and drank a lot of fluids and tried to get extra rest. If I slept in when my husband had to leave for PT, I didn’t give myself a big guilt trip over it. I may have eaten a box of Samoas and Thin Mints and Tagalongs and felt a little bad, but I finished those boxes off before I could feel any more bad. 🙂
I came up with a couple of goals for the next 8 weeks. Like to hear ’em? Here it go!
1. Include a speedwork day into my running: I was all about getting in the miles and feeling (relatively) comfortable when I was training for RnRNOLA. I have a 13.1’er planned for May so I want to see if I can improve upon my time and/or feel stronger running in the warmer weather. I hope to write about these new ventures into track workouts and fartleks (Check out Amy @ Lavender Parking’s funny post about the word fartlek?!).
2. Eat more leafy greens and other roughage by prepping ahead of time: I started to do this with drinking a green smoothie a day (spinach, kale, banana, some type of frozen berry, some type of liquid, a lil’ flax seed or chia, blendblendblend) and I feel great about it. What I want to do is eat more salads and there are great ideas and sources around for them: Here and this local farm! I just need to chop and slice ahead of time so that come lunch or dinner, I can mix, dress, and chomp down!
3. Review my anatomy and physiology notes before OT school begins: I start my OT (occupational therapy) grad school program in late May. This event has been a year in the making and it starts with a gross anatomy lab (i.e. cadavers!) I’m excited and repelled about the prospect, so I think reviewing all of my old flashcards and notes will strengthen my mental game for it. This will be a (positive) life change of sorts for me and husband too, but more to come on all of that.
Three is my favorite number (birth month, words in I love you, other silly Jamie reasons) and so that’s the amount of goals I can handle right now. I gotta get moving for Sunday church service, so I hope to catch up with you guys again soon(er)! 🙂
What are your short-term goals?