Or injured. Or anything that might be a good reason not to be running and blogging.
I ran tonight - not a bad run but not great. I'm officially on plan.
I downloaded the Hal Higdon's 1/2 Marathon Novice 1 Training Program. It fought with me on wanting to start today, not next Monday. But I won. It works well, and I hope it will make keeping up with my runs a little easier since I don't want the calendar on the fridge while we are trying to sell the house. It does not, however, sync with Garmin or Daily Mile so I will keep using my Garmin too. Considering how reliable my iPhone has been with run apps in the past and the GPS data, this is probably a good idea. Garmin won't cheat me out of that last .20 like the iPhone does.
Let me tell you, if you held Hal at gunpoint I don't think he could sound less enthusiastic than he does in this app. I'm can't find where to turn off his "cheers" but they made me kind of laugh anyway. I never knew "You're doing great" could be a dirge. Anybody remember the old Clear Eyes commercials with Ben Stein - yeah, like that.
I discovered if you loosen the laces on your stability shoes too much, your legs ache and feel like lead. I tightened them back up and the last mile was so much better. I also discovered that if you run 7 miles in a week for the first time in months, you might experience some delayed onset muscle soreness. Yeah, I thought I might be immune or something.....
I've missed running. It feels very daunting to look at 7 miles last week and think that I want to be able to run 13.1 all at once again when this is over. But I guess we will go back to baby steps. One of these days I will be a continuous runner and stop the cycle.
My goal is to run the Covered Bridges Half in New Hampshire on Labor Day weekend. Wish me luck!!