Sorry I haven't been posting this week, or commenting on your blogs. I've had a mild case of the blog blahs. I've still been reading but for some reason just wasn't all that into it this week. I've had a few good runs. I did an easy 5 miler on Monday, then a 5 mile tempo run yesterday. Speedwork is a new thing for me, and it is tough. I hate it so far, but I feel like eventually it will grow on me!
I am still toying with the idea of doing the Valley of Fire marathon in Nevada in November. It would be a TOUGH one for a first marathon, but my goal would be to have fun, take pics, and finish within the alloted 7 hour time frame. Rich's ITB is my hold-up. When I first started running a couple years ago he did not run with me. I trained and ran my first half and he cheered me on, but was bummed that he hadn't trained to run it too. Then we started training together and ran the next two HMs together. I love training with him because it gives us time to talk and de-stress together. Plus it is a huge time and energy commitment, and life is just easier when we are both doing it. We ran the half in Myrtle Beach back in February, took a couple weeks off, then went out for an easy couple miles. Well somehow on that easy run his ITB decides to start acting up. He really hasn't run since then. He's done a few other cardio things like spin, or P90X videos, but occasionally he will still feel pains in it from even doing those things. Tomorrow is his "back to running" day to start training for the Napa half in July. I think we are both nervous that it will still be hurting him and he won't be able to run. He has been really disappointed and upset that he hasn't been able to run recently, and that it still doesn't seem to be totally healed. My running hasn't been as much fun either because I just enjoy it more when we are together, and because I feel bad that he wants to run but can't. So please everyone send some good thoughts for him that his run goes well tomorrow! My hope is that he is back to normal and we can sign up for the Valley of Fire marathon and run it together.