**First off, I’d like to wish my hard-working hubby a very happy birthday today!! Poor guy is working 12+ hours today on five hours (or less) of sleep. It’s hard getting old! 😉 **
Spring finally decided to grace Kentucky this week = YAY! But my running has been put on hold = BOO!
Since my meeting with the sports medicine doctor, I have
begrudgingly paused my running training. I also decided I wasn’t going to push things by running in the Kentucky Derby Half Marathon later this week–it’s not worth spending $85 on a race that I may or may not do well in, nor risk doing more damage to my tendon. It stinks…no, it sucks. It sucks because I have friends running in it and I wanted to run with them. It sucks because it was my first half marathon last year, and you always want to run in your first race all the time. It sucks because the weather is so beautiful outside and you see so many people out running on the same routes I run on, and you just want to feel that wind in your face and lose your breath.
I know it’s not forever (Lord I hope not). But I guess I just need a good whine every now and then. For now, I’ll enjoy the dark scenery of the spinning studio, focus on strengthening my legs in the gym, and stretching out all the kinks with yoga. My first physical therapy appointment is Thursday, so I’ll have more information and updates after that.
So Tuesday evening, after walking the dogs (at least I can still walk them!), I enjoyed the outdoors in another way, by eating a light dinner on the patio with the dogs and the cats laying around in the thickening patches of grass.
I have to thank Nicole for the inspiration for what is probably my new favorite light meal. I chopped up an apple and mixed it in a bowl with Oikos toasted coconut Greek yogurt and some homemade granola (peanut butter and honey mixed over oats and almonds with some shredded coconut and dried berries). It’s light for those warm days (like Tuesday–80*!), but quite filling.
The pups enjoyed relaxing on the porch while I did a little work (so thankful for wifi). It was quite relaxing, that is, until M’s cat Sean decided to jump over the privacy fence into the neighbor’s yard, then under another fence to another neighbor’s yard (mind you, he is declawed in the front). I ran over to the neighbors behind us and retrieved him from their yard. It’s funny because my cat, who has front claws, doesn’t try to escape the backyard when she goes outside. Oh well…just gotta keep an eye on the troublemaker.
So how do you celebrate the warmer weather outside of running?