Parenting

The Taper Blues

10 days until race day and I’m going through a funk.  Last week is what I would consider a non-running week as I struggled to complete an easy 7- mile run, followed by an emerging series of aches and pains (ankle/hamstring/IT band).  I’ve heard of “phantom pains” surfacing during this period which could be the […]

Sick Day

Me:  I’m not feeling very well today so I think it would be best if I take the day off. My boss(es):  If you take the day off, who would feed us, dress us, play with us….basically take care of everything we need and want!?… Me:  Guess you’re saying that’s a “No”? This was a conversation […]

9 weeks later…

Training plan derailed.  Here I am with only 9 weeks to go building my mileage cautiously so I can stay healthy and make it to the start line.  It has been a challenge maintaining my mileage with the number of hurdles I encountered the past 9 weeks: 1) foot pain/tight hamstring which forced me to take a week […]

Better days ahead

Foot pain and tight hamstrings. Sick fussy baby and never ending demands from my 3-yr old. Sleepless nights. Restless days. Tears and more tears. This was my emotional roller coaster week. To top it off, while I was running additional miles after my interval workout with the track club, the discomfort in my right foot got […]