First off, I'd like to apologize for disappearing for a few days. After a week off of school due to the horrid pneumonia, I have been am playing catch up at school and am barely keeping my head above water right now. At least I checked off my formal observation today. Yay! Another bonus is that I only 2 MORE DAYS to get through until February Vacation. I think I can, I think I can.
Back to the running part of this blog, I have been slowly coming back to running. I ran 2 miles on Saturday and then attempted a very slow, easy "longish" run on Sunday. I tried timing my run at the end of when the girls would be finishing their 12 miles so I could meet up with them. I was planning on doing 5 miles and thought that would be awesome if I could pull that off, but my timing was off and I ended up doing a bit more. Because the Rail Trail is an out and back, I only ventured out 2.5 miles and then ran back. When I still felt good and the girls weren't back yet, I went out another .5 miles and then back. This was 6 miles. Still feeling good, I went out another .5 and back AND they still weren't back yet. Seriously? Where were they? So, I hung out and talked to Seth (a fellow Rail Trail Runner) and we ran a little bit until I finally saw the girls! This totaled 7.77 miles on Sunday. I was very sore Sunday afternoon. It's crazy how an illness and taking 5 days off from running affects ones body.
Knowing I could relapse, I've opted to take it easy this week. It's hard to do that because I really just want to jump back into the running and go hard, but my lungs are really not ready. Remember me bragging about not knowing where my inhalers were because I haven't had an asthma attack in years? I haven't officially had an attack, but having pneumonia has completely rocked my lungs and karma is kicking me in the ass right now. I had to actually call the dr and refill my prescription. I just need to be careful and be smart.
So far my week has been this:
Monday - 1 hr yoga
Tuesday - 3.5 miles
Wednesday - 1 hr yoga
I will note that it has been awesome weather for February in Maine for the past two weeks and all I've wanted to do is run. Every time I look outside, it's sunny and you can see the snow melting. So frustrating! Today, some unkind words slipped out of my mouth (no worries, it was my lunch period and I did not have any students near me at all) when I happened to look out of my classroom window and see a woman running by in her lightweight top, no hat, no mittens, capri wearing self. I was totally jealous and really just wanted to get out there and run.
When you cannot run (due to scheduling, injury, any reason at all - really) - do you experience runner's envy? or are you happy for the person running?
I am trying my best to not be jealous of people when they are running, but it's so darn hard! I just want to drop what I'm doing or where I'm going and run too. I think I may have a problem.
Have you entered my CLICK giveaway? Only a couple of more hours! I will be announcing the winner sometime tomorrow. Please come back to see if it is you.
I will let you know that I have STOPPED going to Starbucks this week and have been replacing my Starbucks desires with CLICK and so far so good. I have been drinking a CLICK as soon as I get to school and then I make one just after lunch. Yum! I have only been doing 1 scoop and 6 oz of water, but it is still yummy and a great way to get me through my day.