Bayshore Aftermath and a Picnic

The day after the Bayshore Half Marathon, I ran four easy recovery miles with Jessica. Then I did basically nothing for two days. It killed me, but my legs didn’t work, so there’s that.

I got back into the gym yesterday for the first time since May 19th. I did legs!! With my injury and trying to heal up as much as possible for Bayshore, I hadn’t done ANY lower-body weight training in like two and a half weeks. So yesterday morning felt fucking great. I did squats. I hadn’t done squats since May 6th. The DOMS, man, the DOMS. I have to use my hands to get up from my chair at work because my quads are so sore. I feel spectacular! Continue reading

Race Report: Bayshore Half Marathon

This past weekend I went up to Traverse City with some friends to run the Bayshore Half Marathon. It was my first half and I think it’s my new favorite distance.

In the weeks leading up to the race, I was starting to feel really burned out. I had some really shitty runs and I was kind of getting to the point where I just wanted the race to be behind me. I had wanted to do this race since I heard about it last year, but training for it since January really took its toll. Continue reading

Scary Run Tonight

I just got back from a run. A horrible run. A horrible 6.7-mile run that should have felt easy because I am three and a half weeks out from my half marathon. Lately, I haven’t wanted to run and I’m confused because I love running. When I have someone to run with, I love it and I get excited to go, but when I have to get out the door by myself, I’ve been having trouble.

On Sunday, I had a 12-miler on the schedule. So I did it. It sucked and I didn’t want to go. I spent about three hours longer in bed than planned trying to get myself to go. Continue reading