So, Restember came and went. Yeah, I was pretty quiet. I have a lot of blog commenting to catch up on. Unless, of course, you are on Wordpress. I'm sorry to say, Blogger and Wordpress are still feuding and I cannot comment. The blog warfare, it pains my heart. So, nice work, y'all - keep it up!
As promised, I rested. Oh, it was hard at times. I really missed running. Missed it in my soul. But I knew that the days of leisiure were numbered, so I stayed put. That really was the best thing for my hip and hamstring. My return to running during the week of Thanksgiving was slow and awkward. It's like I didn't know what to do with my arms. They just hung there like a little baby velociraptor, every so often swaying from side to side. Week 1 I kept it to 2 miles. Last week, I upped it to 2.5 miles, then 3, glorious 3!
On Saturday I headed out for FOUR miles but, feeling good, made it a very slow 6.5 miles. There was some walking, but oh, it felt so good to be back out there again! I cross the street y'all, crossed into the next neighborhood! Freedom, sweet freedom.
It only looks like fall; it's in the 80's.
As seen on my run. Tee hee. (but not pee pee, oh no)
Oh, and ya wanna be skeered? Welp, I got into something, still not sure what. And had a massive allergic reaction. Hives, itchiness, swelling. Like whoa. On Monday morning my eyes were nearly swollen shut my face was so swolley. After a few days it calmed down until...I woke up like this on Friday morning. Like free collagen injections! Except really painful and kinda scary. And scary to look at too! (sorry coworkers who had to look at me) No worries, I'm on roids now and they are keeping me somewhat normal. However, I do expect to be breaking world records in the pool and on the track any day now.
Fat lip anyone? You shoulda seen the other guy!
Yup, this is really happening.
I think I'm back y'all. It's been a tough couple of months. A little blue since my miserable Chicago, and then my even worse Austin, I've been laying low. Just one of those, if you don't have anything nice to say... step away from it all for a bit. I tried to write so many times, but it always came out whiney. I don't want to be a whiney butt! (even with a hurty butt) The time away to rest my hip was beneficial for my outlook as well. I'm excited about the race before me and excited about the process. I have a lot to learn and I'm looking to YOU for inspiration!
What are YOU excited about?!?!?
Let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1