It seems to me that 2014 wasn’t kind to a lot of people around, and mostly everyone was ready to kick it to the curb. But 2014 was pretty good to me. I don’t think I even talked about it here, but early in the year I was able to go to nerd camp (MakerSquare) through my employer and am now working on the development team. That was/is pretty pivotal thing.
I ran a lot more miles than I even thought possible this year. I had 2 months that hit 100 miles each and I hit 700 for year. Given that I was hesitant to make a 500 mile goal in January, I’m super happy with how my year in running turned out. (My husband started running on weekends with me, and one of my coworkers and I have been running twice a week together, so those things were big helps).
I’m hoping 2015 brings me 1000 miles of happy running, and I’d like to throw in 1000 push-ups too. If I could find a way to do one full pull-up (or 10, or 100), I would be over the moon.
I have some other ideas – but I haven’t fleshed them out fully yet. Maybe I’ll even write them down here soon.
It was pouring this morning when we (me and my husband) woke up, so we declared it lazy Saturday. Usually we run despite the weather, but I run for fun and sanity and getting soaked didn’t seem like it would bring me either of those.
I lazed on the couch reading Women Who Run With The Wolves for a few hours – which I think I really needed. Then I decided I wanted to make pumpkin bread, but I needed applesauce, so it was a good excuse to get dressed and venture into the world.
After procuring applesauce and some honeycrisp apple juice (did you know that’s a thing? I didn’t, but now I do and I can’t quit) I made and we had pumpkin bread for brunch.
The weather was cool and overcast and I thought a little run around the neighborhood would shake the ants out of my pants.
Now we’re back on the couch
watching mocking Leprechaun and seriously considering a ridiculous bed time.
I declare lazy Saturday a striking success!
Today’s run was pretty hard. The humidity is not my friend and it seems like every week on hill day it’s at 97% just for spite. But just as I was about to give out – I actually sent my running partner on and said I needed a break (fully intending to walk back), I gave myself a stern pep-talk, shook it off, and ran it in, focusing only on form – not pace. Surprisingly that last mile ended up as my second-fastest of 4.
I’m feeling like I need more solid running and fitness goals. I’ve been doing a lot lately, and I’ve cut my times down some, which has been nice. But as someone who doesn’t really enjoy racing, I need to set some personal milestones so that I feel like I’m really working towards something. But it’s the deadest heat of summer, so I’m not very motivated in that regard.
Today, though, I found that there is a park near my house with a little jogging trail AND! a pool. So I’m going to go check that out first thing on Sunday, and maybe work some swimming into my routine for the rest of August. We’ll see how it goes.
Also, it’s my birthday month and I should think of some kind of running related goal for that.