Monday, August 18, 2008

run therapy

Last week was not quite what I hoped it would be in terms of running. Meaning I hardly ran at all. But you know what? I am so damn dedicated 90% of the year I'm gonna give myself a pass on this one. We all need a break once in a while.

We had a great time down in San Diego. All the family was there from Zach's dad's side and it was great to see everyone. All his aunts and uncles are so cool and of course his parents are so much fun. There were some new cousins that we hadn't met yet, a 2 1/2 year old boy and a baby girl that just turned one. They were wonderful. The other kids are all grown up and super nice. It's not too often we are all together and we cherished every minute.

Well the moving date is shockingly soon and I'm trying to stay calm. We're making good progress on getting the stuff sorted and packed. It is tempting to skip my runs because I have so much to do, but really if I just get out and run for a few miles I will be more productive the rest of the day and less stressed out. Isn't that true about everything in life! Work, relationships, holidays, etc?? Running is such a blessing. Sorry to be so cheesy but I just got back and I feel my load feels a lot lighter. :)

Here's my couple runs since last post:

5.0 miles/45:42/9:09 average pace

(total miles for last week: 16! Weak!)

6.0 miles/53:02/8:51 average pace

So it looks like my speed is picking up already! It's encouraging. Just gotta keep getting out there and working hard. Have a great week everyone! :)


Anonymous said...

Glad it was a great trip and I am sure it was needed. good luck and I look forward to your blog each week.

M&D in Montana

N.D. said...

Sounds like a nice trip! You'll get back into the swing of things- you have alot going on. But you are right, a few miles are better than none, and will help clear your mind. Good luck with everything!

Nitmos said...

Sounds like a good plan. Just get a few miles in to keep the continuity. You can always "catch up" on running after the move. Enjoy!

*aron* said...

ohhh its getting SO close! exciting :)

glad you had a great trip!

Gotta Run said...

You deserved a week or lower numbers. :)

Danielle said...

Wow! I can't believe you are outta here in a couple of weeks!?! You have to get a few more Iron Horse runs in before you go! :)

kelsalynn said...

I'm glad you're not being too hard on yourself right now because in caes you forgot, YOU JUST FINISHED A HALF IRONwoMAN! So you had a week without running/biking/whatever... that's OK!

Also, don't let the move stress you out too much. Try not to sweat the small stuff. Realize this is a big life change so try to enjoy it and take in every minute!


Kim said...

ugh moving/packing sucks, but it will totally be worth it once you get there! i am way behind on your blog, i gotta get to readin!

jahowie said...

I'm glad that you had a nice trip!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Yep, you need to take it easy now and then.

Nice runs!

KK said...

yes-running saves us on so many levels-I know what you mean.

I hope the moving process continues to go well. And good luck on the job front!

Ewen said...

Those small runs have a certain purity about them. Good to see you getting out there between all that packing - don't forget to pack the bike ;)

Phil said...

Even after taking time off you are still crushing most of use. Best of luck with the move.

TJ said...

I'm all for taking a really easy week every now and then. In fact, I just took one.
Good luck with the continued packing.

ncrunner12 said...

That's really not all that cheesy, I know exactly how you feel. There's been a few times here and there that I've just had to stop what I was doing and get a few miles in... like they say, it's cheaper than theropy.