First off, Happy Birthday to the love of my life Mary. I am so very fortunate to have her be a part of my life. Here is to many, many more wonderful birthdays for you that we can share together.
Life does continue on and if you have been reading here over the past week it has not been easy. However, there comes a point where enough is enough of the grief stricken wee lad stuff. Oh, I know all too well that there will still be some rough patches for me, but at the same time my Father would have kicked my arse if I kept whining and bellyaching over him being gone for much longer.
I have written my blog posts, gotten a lot of stuff out of my head, onto the screen and been able to look at my thoughts and how they sound to me. Then I got to think about what I want to do and how I want want to feel. Now it is time to move on.
The rough patches will come and go as I move through the grieving process, but it is also time to live life and be happy with the life I have.
I walked Bennie, fed the crows, did morning chores, walked the dogs, ran, did errands, walked dogs, cleaned the bathroom, ate pizza, had a hard cider and potato chips with it. Now I am writing blog post.
Yep, a pretty normal day in my mostly boring life and it was pretty nice to get back to this routine again.
Planned Workout Description:
- Day: Friday
- Time of Day: 10:56a
- Course: Notta Road
- Distance 5.03
- Time of Run: 43:34
- Pace: 8:40
- Type of Workout: Just a run
- Rating: 2
- Running Streak Day #: 1
- Weather: Cloudy, 52*F, Felt like 52*F, Humidity 65%, Wind 3 mph WNW
Variables that impacted the run: Writing a long blog post and then thinking about it during the run, right hip a bit sore, wearing Mach 1 for the first time.
Comments: This was just a run to run, nothing more, nothing less. I ran just how I felt, slower when I wanted to and faster when I thought it was a good idea. So it was not the most evenly paced run I have ever done.
Also it probably was not a great idea to wear both a new pair of running shoes and new style of socks on the same run. The Mach 1’s were fine, the socks not so well.
While running I got to thinking about running, after clearing a bunch of other junk out of the noggin and know that I have got to take control of my pie-hole a lot better and sit down to create a goal for my running moving forward.
Things are going to get back to as normal as they get around the house fairly quickly and while I keep saying that I am going to start racing and getting a little more involved in my running club at some point. I haven’t.
I know myself pretty well and if I do not go ahead and pre-register for races, I will always find a reason to not do them. Solution – pre-register for some races. Now to figure out which ones. 😉
Shoes Worn: Hoka Mach v1 (5.03) For a first run they did quite well, considering that I was less than impressed with the new socks that I paired them with. The Mach 1’s were quiet, comfortable, but I will need to change the insole back to the stock insole.
I had worn them around the house and thought that the right foot was going to be an issue so I put in a thinner insole. Once I got running in them, that was not an issue and I would have preferred the extra cushioning (one of the reasons that I got them in the first place).
Good first impressions.
How did this run move me towards my goal(s)? I ran.
Cardio Total: 3.72
Non Running Comments: Time to enjoy the life I have and figure out a decent race schedule.