A Simple Running Log

December 14, 2015

Training for 12/14/15

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 4:01 pm

For a house with two people supposedly in training for a marathon two months away, there wasn’t much running around here this weekend!

Clark’s training got off to a very inauspicious start. He said last week his right foot had been hurting a bit. Then he went and ran a 5K with a coworker Saturday morning, and came home limping. It sounds a lot like what I’ve had in both feet a total of three times over the last couple of years, which, unfortunately, I think were stress fractures.

That means weeks of no running until the foot doesn’t hurt. But we only have about nine weeks until the marathon at this point. So Clark is going to look into getting a membership at the Y to start swimming and doing whatever else he can to build fitness without putting weight on the foot.

Clark said not running this thing isn’t an option — the nonrefundable flights have been booked and the super pricey race registration fee is neither refundable nor deferrable. We’ll see how this goes!

Meanwhile, I am STILL dealing with this stupid annoying cold. It’s been more than two weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever had one drag on this long. I ran 6.5 miles Saturday and 4.5 miles yesterday, but it was slow and sucky because of the lack of ability to breathe. I am so congested. I wake up every morning with about a gallon of snot in my head, which I then blow out and cough up for the rest of the day. I still need to take Pepper out for the easy 3-miler on the schedule today.

Anyway… we had a good weekend otherwise. Saturday, we decided to finally get a live Christmas tree for the front room. This is the latest we’ve ever waited to get the live tree. You know what you get when you wait this long? Charlie Brown’s freaking Christmas tree. Seriously, this is the smallest, sparsest fir tree I’ve ever seen, but it was the best one of the handful still available where we always get our tree. Next year we’ll go when we normally do, right after Thanksgiving.

Yesterday, I dragged down all of the rest of the Christmas decorations and got them set up, and cleaned the house in the process. It finally looks like Christmas is coming around here.

And last night, we went to the Denton pub to watch the next-to-last episode of this year’s “Holiday Baking Championship” competition on the Food Network. The pub has been hosting a viewing party for the new episode every Sunday night for the past several weeks, because one of the 10 contestants is Steve Konopelski, a pastry chef who co-owns Turnbridge Point, a bed and breakfast right in downtown Denton! Last night was the first time we got to watch the new episode at the pub, with extra commentary during the commercial breaks from Steve. Happily, he was one of three contestants to move on to the finale next Sunday at 9 p.m.


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