Friday, February 17, 2017

Random mid-February stuff

I haven't had anything to say lately. It's been a quiet week so far: I did some yoga Monday, went for a super easy run with my husband Tuesday, and did a weights video Wednesday. The usual. Ho-hum. Today I kept up the tradition of not working out on a Friday.
Glutes all day.
Yesterday I went to a clinic for runners about glute activation. We were advised to dress for movement, and I didn't know what to expect, so I showed up in running clothes and even brought my Garmin — lol! It was a very interesting session about how important our glute muscles are and how most of us underuse them, but overall we did about 4 minutes of static glute exercises and nothing else. Oh well — I'm tapering, anyway. If nothing else, it was a reminder that I need to continue to make my glutes a priority if I want to keep running.
It's February! What!
Look at this ridiculous forecast! 61 tomorrow! 56 Sunday! 59 on Wednesday! I am looking forward to running outside in gorgeous weather. I'm almost sad I'm on my taper and already did my 11 miles/16.5 miles last weekend. Almost.

One week from today I'll be in Florida, tossing and turning and trying to sleep before my first two races. I am so excited to see my sister and fart around at the beach, but just today I got my first hit of nerves. The, OMG 30 miles is a long way, what was I thinking, kind of nerves. But I have a busy weekend planned and a full first half of the work week, so hopefully I won't have too much time to think about it.

I'm tired and every twinge in every joint is giving me a panic attack. I am hoping to get a good night's sleep tonight. It will be nice to run for "only" an hour and a half or so on Sunday and not 3 hours. I'm casually thinking about a spring marathon since my training is already mostly there, and then I think, "But 3-hour runs on the weekends, probably in the snow," and the idea goes out of my head for a while.

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