I was pretty much denied a real summer (and would like the summer temps to return so I can enjoy them a bit longer). That said, I'm also eager to move forward and enter a new season...a season of renewal, if you will. As you know, my world was turned upside-down on June 29th (full details HERE) and a new "friend" entered my life. I named this friend Voldemort, and on Thursday, Aug. 24th, we celebrated our 8-week anniversary. 8 weeks!
Anyways, I have been able to keep a (somewhat) positive attitude, but there are a few Runfessions I feel obligated to share. Truth in blogging. Transparency. Coming clean. Keeping it real. Call it what you will, I have a few things to tell you about my current reality.
First of all, I have been walking a lot. Believe it or not, I have walked almost 200 miles since July 17th. Trust me, if I had not had that emergency surgery and was able to run (instead of "just walking"), I would not even come close to having that kind of mileage over the course of six weeks. I honestly had the best of intentions....starting out with very conservative early morning walks of 1-1.5 miles, then adding evening walks, and lunch hour walks. Gradually, I increased the morning walks to 2-3 miles, and increased the evening walks as well. It wasn't until I passed the 40-mile mark, for a recent week's mileage, that I realized maybe I was walking too much. My entire body was feeling tired, and the recovering suture site (a result of the surgery) was still not 100 percent healed. Runfession #1-all that walking felt good and it kept me physically active (and emotionally giddy), but just because I could do it didn't necessarily mean I should have.
|just a walkin'|
|It's just me and Voldemort....|
|The eclipse was sooo cool!|
|Don't be fooled by the polish....|
|Hoping for some fall racing!|
What would YOU runfess? Training woes? Injuries? Eclipse viewing? Icky toes?
I'm linking up with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions....do you have anything to runfess?