Barberry Training Log – 3/26 – 4/1/18

The snow melted for us this week (and yet, as I type, it is snowing again… in April. Just stop already. We get it, Winter. You can let go now). Limited, but purposeful runs this week before a half marathon on Saturday. I have one more half the first week of May, and then I don’t have one until November! My plan is to just do what needs to be done, let the foot continue to heal, and I will probably take a few weeks off after the half in May.

3/26 –ย Rest Day!

3/27 – Rested again. Can’t wait until I feel confident enough on this foot (and maybe a little more motivated!) and get back into some other activities!

3/28 –ย 6 mile run at 9:23 min/mi average. Felt pretty good today and enjoyed this afternoon run (our house was being painted, otherwise, I would have gone at my preferred morning time!)

3/29 –ย Another rest day and a night of Disney Trivia. We started strong and finished less strong. This is how I do a lot of things in life, even running ๐Ÿ™‚

3/30 –ย Early morning run before work. It has been very rainy here this last week (at least it isn’t snow!!!), but it held off during my run today. 3.1 easy miles at 9:51 min/mi. Tried a little less tape on my foot to see how this feels. Not too bad. Going to start easing out of taping my foot as able. I am still going to do it for mid to longer runs for the time being.

3/31 – Today my husband and I ran the Carmel Half Marathon. It has been nice going into these races without expectations to run certain paces. It allows us to relax a little more and is less stressful. 13.1 miles done in 1:55:06. I did the marathon here about 3 years ago, and I do NOT remember this course having as many rolling hills as they did today. I know they have changed the course around some recently. Luckily the weather held off for us, as well. Not too long after we finished the half, it got cooler, much windier, and a little rainy! Look at that pretty, sparkly medal, though!

4/1 –ย Happy Easter, friends! We had about 35 people over to our home for a pitch-in lunch. So that was a marathon in itself, right? No exercising today ๐Ÿ™‚

A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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