The good news is that I figured out how to make running easier and more fun right now, and I still want to blog about it and all the reasons why I was previously struggling.
The bad news: I'm still in the throes of moving, so that'll have to wait!
The good news: we're almost done actually moving stuff to the house, after the husband and I have spent the past two days with his pickup truck and my sub-compact car, moving everything from a third floor apartment (ugh) to a bi-level house. We have one more trip today.
The bad news: I'm probably skipping my long run today and I'm freaking out about it a LITTLE. But I still have over 2.5 months to the marathon, I'm ahead of schedule, a rest day will probably do more good than harm, and my body is feeling like I have beat it to hell with all the moving. Next long run will be my first re-venture into double digits!
The good news: my new 'hood seems to have all kinds of options for running.
The bad news: they're all hilly!!! Or maybe I should look at it as good news, because it'll make me stronger. :) Regardless, I'm probably going to venture elsewhere for the aforementioned double-digit run!
The good news: husband was complaining about his legs being in a world of pain yesterday. (No, THAT isn't the good news!) The good news is that mine weren't. They handled the lifting and repeated stair-climbing like a champ. Proof that my legs are learning to submit to whatever insanity I ask of them.
The bad news: With all the banging and pressure on my still-injured finger, I'm prepared for the doc on Tuesday to say I've set my healing back a bit there. The good news is that it really doesn't interfere with my daily life, besides wearing a mildly annoying splint on it, and having to wear my wedding rings on my right hand. I can even type pretty well. It's also amusing that now my finger has its own doctor.
One more piece of good news: I did a bike/run brick the day before we started moving. The biking was ok (biking's always good, though, so long as it doesn't end in an ER run)...and the run was fantastic. Looking back at all my previous training, it was among the fastest I've EVER run...and it felt slow and easy! Sooo weird feeling like your legs are jello (immediately post-bike) and looking at your Garmin and seeing that you're pretty much at top speed.
OK, I really do need to get back to moving....but I want to share some words of wisdom, as pilfered from fellow multi-sport athlete Big Daddy Diesel. I agree 100% with this blog!!!
(PS to BDD, M and whoever else - I now live 10 minutes from Coney Island; if you Columbus people don't want to get up at dark:30 for Tri for Joe again next year, we'll have crashing room!!)