I decided to do my long run this morning, even though it’s a Friday. I’m running a 5K on Sunday and don’t want to do a long run the day before a race, nor the day of a race, of course. This will be my first “road 5K” since last fall and I want to give it my everything. And with it being Bagel Friday and all, I figured I’d just get the run done today. What better way to prepare for a huge, delicious hunk of bread? One that is most likely, given what I’m envisioning at the moment, smothered in peanut butter and banana?
The snow that came down on Wednesday and Thursday was insane. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that much snow fall from the sky within a 24 hour period, at least on Long Island. It started Wednesday morning on my way into the city and didn’t stop until after I got up before dawn the next morning and was outside for half an hour shoveling a path I’d already shoveled the night before that had gotten covered by what looked like two feet of snow overnight.
Last week I started a blog post about my favorite indoor workouts. I haven’t finished it yet. It’s long. I didn’t mean for it to be, it just became long as I was writing it, because I tend to overwrite, and also sometimes I write super long sentences that could easily be broken up into several smaller sentences but it’s fun to draw them out without an end in sight and I do it because writing can be whatever you want it to be.
I feel like I’ve been hibernating. Like, as a person. Between not updating this blog for a week and not running for two, do I even exist? In a weird way, I feel like I don’t, at least not fully. I swear I’m not joking. Like I’m half… here. Or there. One or the other. Just floating through my days, waiting to feel like a whole person again. Not sad, just still. Half asleep.
I haven’t written here all week, partly because I haven’t run and partly because I’ve been unusually busy. Also, when I don’t run, I feel less of a need to write in this blog. My knee is slowly getting better – I think. I’ve had this dull, achy, inner right knee thing for maybe a week and a half. It’s not what I would describe as “pain,” but more “wonky.” I ran 4 miles on it last Friday, not feeling it at all during the run, but it also didn’t go away afterwards.
I took a couple days off from running because the inside of my right knee was bugging me. Nothing debilitating; just playing it safe. I’ve been doing a lot of extra stretching at work, a place where I sit at a desk for most of the day’s 8 or 9 hours. Some days the only time I get up to walk is to pee (which I do in the bathroom, not while I walk).
Two days in a row of wet road running, but I’m excited that it seems to be getting warmer out. At least I was until I looked at the forecast for the next 48 hours: 3-5 inches of snow expected Saturday night. Chance of snow: 100%. Chance of me doing my long run Sunday morning: ???%.
It was snowing again this morning, dang it. But it wasn’t horribly cold, and it wasn’t sticking all that much. It was Bagel Friday, and I was determined to get a run in. I wore something I never do on runs: a baseball hat. I figured this would help keep the snow out of eyes. It did – but of course it stopped snowing only minutes into my run.
Hello! I am so excited to announce that I have signed up to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. I’ll be running as part of Fred’s Team, raising money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of my mom Joan, who passed away from the disease in November.
I took two days off from running to do strength training, so my body was happy to run again this morning. I got in a solid hour of running in 24º weather – not unbearably cold, but close to it. I dressed for it, so I was fine.
I stopped only to take this pic – I am a sucker for pink and red sunrise skies, and they only stick around for a few minutes. This was about 7am.