Sorry that I’ve been MIA the last several days. I came down with a nasty bug and was so stuffed up and hopped up on cold and flu meds that I couldn’t fathom writing an intelligible post. I’m feeling much better now, thankfully.
I’ve been stalking the Chicago Marathon website like a creeper for the past several weeks, anxiously waiting for an announcement about when the registration period opens. Until today, the Chicago Marathon registration page vaguely said registration would open some time in March and that the actual dates and times of the registration period would be announced in February.
It’s Monday morning and it doesn’t feel like a Monday for the second week in a row. Hooray! I’m off work today and blogging from Ketchum, Idaho, home of the legendary Sun Valley Resort, where I’ve been staying this weekend.
Even though I’m taking a little R&R, I didn’t want to miss out on Tara’sWeekend Update. Please be sure to check out her blog, Running ‘n’ Reading and consider linking up, too!
I don’t know about you, but my favorite Mondays are holidays. Hooray! The office is closed and I’m staying home today with my kids, D and S. Truth be told, I’m still in bed (slacker). I lurrrve federal holidays!
And, once again, this is another Weekend Update that doesn’t include any running. I went to a chiropractic appointment on Friday evening and asked my chiropractor when she thought I’ll be able to return to running. Her answer? At least 2 weeks. Well, okay. The longest breaks I’ve taken up to now have been about 2 weeks, and I must not have healed fully during those because the cycle of injury continued. I can live with 2 weeks or a little longer if it means I won’t get hurt again. Continue reading →
Well, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, folks. Are you ready? I bought Valentines for my husband and kids, and the boxes of chocolates are stowed away and ready to be gifted tomorrow. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day’s focus on romantic, heavy-breathing-type love, so we celebrate it more as a family thing.
Well, I went for a run this morning after not having run since last Saturday. I left out of my Weekend Update the fact that I started developing my old friend, Hip Flexor Pain, around Mile 3 of my run in California. After that run, I decided it would be wise to take several days off. My run today was fine until around Mile 2, when that same soreness returned and made it seem like a huge effort just to lift my left leg. Not good. Continue reading →