I'm welcoming the weekend with open arms today! It's been a while since I've posted with any regularity, so I thought I'd update you on things that I've been up to.
My running has been, shall we say lackluster. My total mileage for the year is right at 225! Yup... pretty low, especially considering nearly 100 of those miles have come from races. For some reason, I'm just not feeling it lately...
Just because I haven't been running, doesn't mean that I've set idle and done nothing. I've loaded up my SUP (stand-up paddle board) a few times this spring and taken a cruise around the lake near my home. Also, I got a new bicycle... the Pink Rocket. It's an old school cruiser with 1 speed and pedal brakes, I really enjoy riding it.
I was all set to run the Chicago Marathon again this year, but now I'm not. A friend had asked me to run it with him since it would be his first, I was happy to oblige. Unfortunately, he got injured and wouldn't be back to running in enough time to train for the marathon. Hopefully, we'll get the opportunity next year.
Since my big race for the fall fell through, I noticed I have nothing on my schedule for summer or fall! I would say that's why I'm not feeling the urge to run, but I don't think having races on my calendar helped my running in the first half of the year. I've been working on figuring out my racing schedule for the rest of the year. I have a problem of wanting to run all the races, so I'm trying to narrow them down. The most exciting one is Colorado Crossing, however I haven't decided on my distances. This is a trail run where you have to cross a river in a raft!
I'm currently on an anti-candida diet. My doctor put me on it hoping that it will help with my psoriasis. The good news is I only need to be on it for 3 weeks... I'm almost there. The biggest challenge... no caffeine!
There you have it... a few of the things currently happening here.
Let's catch up... do you have your fall race schedule planned? Have you ever been in a running funk... what did you do to get out of it?
I'm linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!