I just wrote my May recap, and June is already done! So this month I did really well getting back into running and going to the gym. I ran 41.6 miles, which is the most I’ve ran in well over a year. After my surgery in May, I waited until June 8th to run, which was when I felt awkward and not ready to get back to it. So I waited until the 15th and tried again and felt normal! So I did all my running from the 15th through the 30th which I thought was really good. My average pace was a little over 9 minutes per mile and most of my running this month was once again done with the stroller, which was fine.
It’s not a secret that I am enjoy coaching cross country a lot more than track. I personally enjoy running longer distances, I can actually run with the kids on their training runs and the races are so exciting. I was also one of the crazy ones in high school that enjoyed cross country more than track which is probably another reason why I just like cross country more. This year things have been a little different with track and I have my own ‘group’, the one and two milers, which has really helped me feel like I have more ownership in the program and has allowed me a little bit more one on one time with my athletes.
I saw in time hop that 2 years ago today I ran my PR and qualified for the Boston Marathon at the Mountains to Beach Marathon. I never imagined I could run the pace I did for as long as I did and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. I remember that race like it was yesterday, passing the mile markers, looking down at my watch and the excitement I got as I crossed the finish line. Man, it was a perfect day and the perfect race. I’m so glad I pushed myself beyond what I thought I could ever accomplish and now have these great memories and more confidence in my running ability.
April had a few ups and a few downs. On the up side, last week I got my computer back so we are back in business, FINALLY! I am hopeful to get some posts up this week, so sorry if I clog your feed with some posts I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. On the down side, C wasn’t sleeping through the night for the last 2 and a half weeks. For about 10 days she’d be up 3 times, which was miserable. Then it dwindled down to two and one, and now last night she slept through again… so we’ll see how it continues. No sleep makes me a complete zombie and running went to the wayside. Running when you’ve only got 4 hours of sleep and can’t get out of the fog doesn’t sound fun so I didn’t get in a lot of running at the end of the month. It also has proved rather challenging with B’s schedule. Because he works a lot, I don’t have a regular set time he comes home and I can count on getting my run in then. I am considering getting a treadmill so I can run while she naps or in the evening when she’s asleep for the night.