Wow. I haven’t posted in a month. First there was final exam week, which meant I had to grade and make sure my faculty got their grades in. Then I worked on errands and my book manuscript. Each day, I told myself I needed to post. I haven’t run much. I have been quite busy refereeing soccer games. The money for calling high school soccer games in Louisiana is pretty good, so I got a bunch of games ad paid off our Christmas bills already.
So I have run, but in a sprinting, quick turns, lateral movement way. My first “run” in a couple of weeks was two days ago. I did three miles. No Achilles pain, but my IT band was a bit bothersome, mainly due to my not stretching it and not running much.
yesterday I did two speed miles. I ran 1 mile at sub-5K pace, walked a 1/4 mile, then ran a mile at 5K pace. I didn’t want to run a lot, because I haven’t run two days in a row in sometime, except for reffing soccer games, of course.
I’ll run again tomorrow–Christmas Day–and then will try to get some runs in at Mom’s house. I guess I should have mentioned earlier that Christmas is time when we travel a bunch. I am in semi-sunny Florida right now. A good friend of mine is house sitting and feeding our animals, so we can travel with peace of mind.
We are also taking our kids to Disney World from Jan 1 to 7th, so I will not run at all that week, but I will walk a great deal. I’ll probably drop a few pounds just during that week alone. I know I did last year. That was right after we discovered my high BP, so I was avoiding fried foods, eating mostly salads and wraps at Disney World. I dropped 6 pounds that week. It has been said that one can walk upwards of 7-12 miles a day at Disney World. I believe it.
Hope you all have a great holiday season.