I spent over a month at a temporary location for work while the new building was getting ready. When we first moved into the new building we had constant internet issues, but finally we have students in the building and things seem to be rolling along nicely. My lap top at home was also experiencing issues, which my hubby seems to have solved, so hopefully I will have regular internet access now.
Running, well I managed to keep my mileage up all summer but my stamina has certainly changed.
July (81 miles) and August (85 miles) I ran similar mileage, but not doing long runs for so long has really impacted my endurance. I was feeling it on my last few runs, my stamina for long runs has really (sadly) slipped away.
July, I still manged to make a few longer runs and I didn't feel dead from it.
August, I ran for an hour a few times but most of my runs were shorter and the dreaded loss of endurance shifted in. Amazing how fast that can take place :/ The only thing I can hope is that I can build it again and that it doesn't kill me.
Last week I attempted to run for an easy pace hour and half and I barely survived an hour and 10 minutes, granted it was very humid and I am not use to much outside running, but I have to get my half marathon training rolling and I feel like I am starting from scratch.
The plan is set up to help build endurance, it's not really a speed orientated plan. I am not really stuck on a time goal for either event. I haven't been able to keep up with the plan already and if the temperature and humidity doesn't take leave soon, I am going to be a nut case. The temperate did drop from the upper 90's for the first time today, but it's still that sticky stagnant feeling when you walk outside. I just want to feel some cool dry air. I plan to try to run for at least an hour later, it should be an hour and half run...who knows, maybe once I get rolling I will feel energized, yea probably not.
This summer really changed my routine as far as working out goes.
I only took two complete no activity rest days in July. In August I only took 5 rest days all month. The past year it's been the norm for me to work out four times a week, every once in awhile I would throw in a fifth day, everything I did was built around my running and increasing my distance.
The switch this summer to primarily weight training and shorter runs more frequently, felt strange at first, but I have grown to enjoy it, especially living in humid, hot VA where six months out of the year are a challenge for me. I love a/c...just saying :)
I am really excited to tell you hubby and I both got new bikes and he is going to start going on some biking adventures with me. I really ❤ a bike ride around the neighborhood after my work out.
So to sum it up -
I've been active, my weight's about the same, I got a bike and I love it :) I don't feel like much of a runner anymore, I love my new office and most days I have internet working so hopefully I can get back into a regular routine and not drop off the face the earth for so long.
I have been starting to read through blog posts again and I am enjoying catching up on what everyone is up too, but I still seem to be experiencing the comment issue quite often...I get a blocked message at work because of our filters...very frustrating!
Oh and here's what I spend a large amount of my time doing now. I am just passing this along in case it ever happens to you.
|Tweek, my toothless wonder|
has decided in his old age he doesn't want to get in the litter box to tinkle anymore, so I change pads several times a day
This is just a tip in case you get a moody cat who decides getting in the litter is too much work. The pads are really absorbent, the brand Wal-Mart sells is not nearly as absorbent.
I hope I have good running news to share with you soon! Tell me anything, I 'd love to hear from you ❤