Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Run Streak, Day #7

Tried to take the dog out for a run tonight, but she refused to leave the block again. Doesn't like to go too far from the kids. Will try to take her for more walks with the toddler, see if that gets her comfortable with the neighborhood and running again.

Did a chilly mile on my own this evening. Have a late meeting tomorrow so I will need to go out early tomorrow (~5am) to get my run in. I'm planning a short one for now, so that I can just keep the streak going. If it works out, and I'm able to go to sleep at a reasonable hour tomorrow, I may continue to do the morning runs. They are some of my favorite memories from the run streaks, and with the sun setting at about four in the afternoon, it's nice to feel like I can rest when the sun goes down for the day.

Holiday Run Streak, Day #4, #5, #6

One mile each on days four and five. Pretty incredible rain, too.

Last night got out for a four mile run, and felt very good after about mile two. Have to switch to morning runs tomorrow, because I have a late meeting at the end of the work day. Should be possible but I'll have to make sure to run easier tonight, and possibly less distance tomorrow.

The pain in my left foot isn't so bad after I'm up and moving, so running at the end of the day is working out for now. When I get up in the morning it bothers me a little, but not enough to stop me from walking around or anything. My right quad is still bothering me, too, but has gotten a little better now that I'm doing some regular stretching.

Long days at work mean I'm exhausted when I'm home, but still trying to carve out some time to read with the kids, play games, and have family dinners. We have a routine before bed now of reading four books, and it's been growing up to five or six books. The toddler likes Halloween books.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Holiday Run Streak, Day #3

Mile and three quarters today. Expecting rain and cold for the next couple of days. Have the gear to tough it out, but it won't be fun for sure.

Pain in my right quad. Need to do some stretching and form work. I think I'm OK to keep moving, but I'm concerned that it's compensating for a weakness/tightness elsewhere, so we'll see. The left plantar fasciitis seems to be gone. So that's good. Need to do some stretching regularly to keep stuff in check, as well as some strength to stay rounded. Have to get back to eating real food tomorrow, too, so I don't gain fifteen pounds and struggle all month to keep running.

Eventful day today, with errands and lots of playing and cleaning around the house. When the kiddos wake up, likely more playing. Wife and I got our flu shots today, so once the baby is all better from her cold we should be good to go visit friends again.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday Run Streak, 2018 (Days 1 and 2)

First two days of the Holiday Run Streak are in the books! Good to be back on my feet. And in some familiar (very) cold New England weather. 3 days yesterday, almost four today. I'd like to keep this run streak at a comfortable distance each day, while taking it easy. I know there are bound to be one mile days in there, but I'm going to still try to keep them few and far between. Also, having covered 169 miles last year in the streak, I'm not certain that same distance will be replicated this year. We'll see, I suppose, but I am not sure how many middle to longer distances I'll put in.

Had a quiet Thanksgiving day with the immediate family. We like to stay in just us, I make the meal and we spend time together. It was a lot of fun. I will miss it when things inevitably change as the kids grow up.

Put up the Christmas (Solstice) Tree today, which I usually do on Thanksgiving eve, but I was too tired. We decorated it this morning together, which was a lot of fun. Grabbed a nap afterwards and heading out to visit extended family for dessert in a bit.