Friday, July 15, 2016

Races that haven't been

I have had to cancel, or have bailed, on many, many races since getting back.

Since May 1st I have run only 8 times, for a total of 54 miles. None of which were mid-week, 5 am runs, until this morning.

In May, I did run 3 long runs: 8, 10 and 12.2 - The 12.2 was split though - I ran 6.1 miles to my daughter's soccer game and then ran 6.1 back to my car. And all of those runs did have some walking involved. I never used to walk, ever. But my endurance is shot. And after doing the run/walk 10K with a friend in March, I've allowed myself to walk, maybe too easily.

Memorial Day weekend I was supposed to do a 5 mile race in Boston. I had been out in the sun all day before in 100 degree weather watching a soccer tournament. I drank water like crazy and ate smart, but when my alarm went off at 5:00 am, I felt so dizzy and naucious - I went back to bed until 10:30 am.

The last weekend in June I was supposed to do a 10K - My family was away and I had been unpacking our finished basement and had so much work to do before they got home - I laid out all my stuff, but instead, when my alarm went off at 5:30, I got up and did work around the house like crazy (I contemplated running before working, but chose not to)

My whole family was supposed to do Finish at the 50 on July 3 - It is at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. We went down the day before and got our bibs because we had an annual party to go to the day of the race (the race started at 6:00 pm) and we wanted to stay at the party as long as possible. The party was fun and the wine was plentiful. If we hadn't left by 4:15 we wouldn't have made it to the race. Since the party didn't start until 1:00 and I would have had to get the kids out of the pool by 3:30 to change, I chose for us to stay at the party instead.

Tomorrow I was supposed to do Runner's World 5&10 - 5K at 7 am and 10K at 8:30 am. But my daughter announced in June that she would like to try overnight camp next summer and tomorrow they have a day where they can go visit the camp for the day. I couldn't deny her that, so off we go.

I am signed up for Beach to Beacon in Maine on August 6. I was going to take the 5th off and go to Maine on my own, but the other day I cancelled the hotel reservation. I could drive up the day-of like other people, but since it has ended up being the only weekend day I have free for the rest of the summer, I am thinking it may not happen.

I said I would start running in the mornings after the 4th, but until today that didn't happen. But I did 4 miles today with some girls, in 100% humidity. Holy humid and hot!!

Yes the mornings are already getting darker and before I know it we'll need reflectors and headlamps, but I am going to try to get out more. But that means going to bed at 9:30 am and I've really enjoyed staying up until 11:00 these last few months.

Disney cruise

Seeing that it was THREE months since we left and I haven't posted is never a good sign. And it has been a rough 3 months food and exercise wise, but I am hoping to change that.

But want to post pictures of the trip. A lot of the pictures I am hiding - I hate hiding. I want to get back to not hiding. But at the same time I didn't let my self-image distract from the trip.

Before the cruise we visited Hollywood Studios to get in the Star Wars mood.

And the magic kingdom

This picture was November 2012 and a real "ah-ha" moment. I am not there but unfortunately pretty close.

And I ran a 10k before getting on the ship

And I wore my medal for boarding!

We dressed up in costumes

And fancy clothes 

I didn't hide for all pictures 

And we hung out on the beach

And I ran 3 miles on the ship during one of our At Sea days.

I didn't eat too much which was good.

But the 3 months since have been rough.