Well I have been bad at blogging...and running- I suppose since I blog about running, the two are related. I have been non-stop for the past bunch of days, worked nights for three days, went home for christmas, and am back on nights for three more days. I ran 3 miles the day I went home (the 19th) and 3 miles again on Christmas in my snazy new Asics GT2140's which are AMAZING! So much cushion, a great shoe, and great improvements on the 2130- in my opinion.
Then today, or yesterday to be technical, I RAN 5 MILES!... My dad and I didn't get our acts together to run together at home, so sad. But he called me up to make sure I got home safe yesterday and told me had had run 5 miles, the longest since the 1/2 marathon. I got jealous, because I hadn't run that far...just a couple of 3 milers... So I bit the bullet and ran a fiver to the art musuem and back. It felt great. I think I'm back in the groove. I've been on my feet most of the night and everything feels good. I got a little bit of this creaky-rusty-door-opening-like feelingin my right achelies, but not pain!
Not really making progress with the push ups... I'll get there.
My week home was great, I got to catch up with some old lifetime friends, make some good memories with my family and enjoy Boston in the SNOW- lots of SNOW. I went sledding made hot cocoa from scratch and had my first holiday with my family in a full year! I introduced my parents to Buddy the Elf... what a great movie.
What amazed me was how everyone still wanted to talk to me about the marathon. Since none of this side of my family had seen me since, they all wanted to hear about it. I couldn't believe how proud and inspired they were. It made me feel so good to know that I was an inspiration to them, not necissarily to run, but to strive to meet goals of their own. Part of the reason I started to train was because a co-worker of mine did a 1/2 Ironman and is training for a full. I was inspired by her. There is something pretty powerful in this running stuff! It was special to see how such a personal achievement positively effected so many people in my life.
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