Sorry it's been so long, in addition now to training for the marathon, I have added gearing up for summer reading to my list of things to do! While spring has yet to be sprung, Lincoln City Libraries is gearing up for summer, but I'll save that for another day.
In the meantime, we have reached the half way mark for the marathon, nine weeks have passed since I started training and nine weeks remain until the big day. The weekend runs have moved into double digits and are now followed by cold soaks. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it is the practice of sitting in a bathtub filled with cold water, for at least fifteen minutes. The process helps speed recovery by helping to heal the small muscle tears that occur with long distance training. My husband and dog think I'm crazy because I usually end up using some pretty colorful language when I first get in, but a hot cup of coffee and a book help make the fifteen minutes fly by!
So far, my training has gone well. However the same cannot be said for my friend that I run with on Saturdays. Two weeks ago, she jammed her toe when she stubbed it on something in her dark living room. This meant that I ran my first ten miles by myself, well, to be perfectly honest, I ran the first six miles with my dog, Mary. Then dropped her off and did the last four by myself. This last weekend, Kim, my hobbling friend, ran six miles with me and Mary and then again, I did the last four by myself.
This weekend my miles will increase to twelve. I'm not sure what Kim will do but regardless, we'll be out there getting our miles in and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.