Mileage for the week of July 20th – 26th
Total weekly mileage: 21.25
Total July mileage (to-date): 119
Total year-to-date (2015) mileage: 1,242.5
7/20 No run/rest day
7/21 42:17 min./5 mi./8:28 pace
7/22 34:45 min./4 mi./8:40 pace
7/23 28:54 min./3.25 mi./8:54 pace
7/24 1:15:06 min./9 mi./8:21 pace
7/25 No run
7/26 No run
I’m currently on day of three of my self-imposed running break. My daughter left for 9 weeks of basic training this morning. I’m currently drinking a greyhound.
Okay, it’s not that bad.
The break from running has not been as bad as I let my imagination believe it would be. I’m taking it one day at a time and grateful to find that slowly, the ailments that have been troublesome for months are showing some small signs of improvement. Yesterday, and today, I did get 60 minutes of walking in. The pace is a bit slow for me (HA!) but it feels good to get out and move! At this point, it looks like (due to other obligations) this break will last at least 8 days. So I’m almost halfway there!
I’ve had so much on my mind though the past few days that running, or lack thereof, has been the least of my concerns. My daughter left for boot camp this morning. She is currently on the other side of the country. It’s a bittersweet mix of emotions and my mama heart is feeling a bit tender but gosh I’m proud of that girl and excited to see what life has in store for her. It’s never easy to witness your child begin to spread their wings and leave the nest, and her absence is going to take some getting used to, but I’m confident that she will thrive!
The best distraction has been a visit from my sister-in-law and nephew who are staying with us for a few days. Having a two-year-old in the house is a great reminder to stay present! I’m also excitedly planning a few hiking adventures for the next two weekends and a backpacking trip mid-August so it’s nice to have something, other than running, to obsess over.
That’s the latest in my world. Have a great week!