Happy Friday, friends! It’s a long title, but very fitting for the weather these days. I spent yesterday freezing my tail off up at Luray Caverns for my daughter’s field trip (it WAS awesome though) and then I froze some more at my son’s baseball game (also awesome).
The Lynchburg area was hit with tornados last week and areas way too close to home were severely damaged and people were impacted. We always think the tornado will end up somewhere else, but sometimes it doesn’t. I told my children they had nothing to fear, but maybe they do.
The forecast is looking better, just in time to skip all of that awesome Spring stuff and get right to the life-sucking heat of summer. The good news is, it’s looking like I’m going to be ready just in time for this warmer weather. That’s good for my sanity, because it KILLS me to see runners out and about when I can’t join them!
I’m still rehabbing my surgically repaired achilles, but the nature of physical therapy has changed. It used to be a 50/50 split of work and coddling. It’s pretty much 95% work now. PT sessions are just a butt whooping session. Usually it consists of lots of single leg and balance stuff. Nothing keeps me tuned in to how much work I have left more than single leg heel raises. My baby calf wears out in a hurry!
I’m able to do most everything now. I can do full squats (I like goblet squats) and I’m getting pretty good at jumping rope again. My calf and tendon area are still stiff in the morning and when I sit around too much. I was told that probably will be the case for a year or more. Such is life.
I’m able to run every other day! I’m splitting my runs up between running outside (on the road) and running on a manual treadmill. The manual treadmill seems to really kick my butt (literally, my butt. Hamstrings too.). Anybody else use a manual treadmill much? What do you think?
I’m currently running 3 minute intervals (4 of them) for a workout. I do that again tomorrow then if all goes well I move up to 4 minute intervals. After 2 of those, I move up to 5 minute intervals, but after that…I START RUNNING MILES!!!
This means the first week of May is my target to log real miles. I’m hoping that friends will join me that day. We might end up having one heck of an after party!
I had an action packed week. The weekend is here and boy am I ready for it. I couldn’t wait for it to come, so I had a beer last night (only one). I think I earned it…