I’ve only been away from blogging for a week, but it felt like a long time. Taking time away from the computer definitely has a way of slowing things down, don’t you agree? It’s good for us, in my opinion.
I’m hoping you all had nice, long, restful/peaceful holidays. We certainly enjoyed things around here. The kids and I ran a Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving, my son and I pacing my daughter to her best 5k time ever. I absolutely loved watching her run such a great race. She set down a nice, even pace right from the get go and then picked it up just enough at the end to take three minutes off her last 5k. I think I’ve figured out what she needs in a race, and that’s silence from me in the final mile. It’s very different from how I have always paced my son, who likes the constant feedback as we go along. We’re all different in that regard, aren’t we?
The rest of the weekend included catching up with friends, an 11-lb. local farm-raised turkey breast (yes, that was just the breast–lots of leftovers!) and a couple of short trail runs. Speaking of running, I know I am facing the inevitable time off. This high hamstring injury is no joke and doesn’t let up easily. I’ve made the mistake of googling it and have read nothing but horror stories. It’s one of those fun spots that receives little blood flow and so is slow to heal. It’s complicated by any sitting because you are right on the spot of insertion when you are doing that. Thankfully I can avoid sitting too much with my at-home existence, but there are times when I obviously have no choice.
So right now I’m in this ugly place of limbo, putting off the layoff, just waiting to come to mental terms and get in a few specific runs–a solstice 5-miler and a traditional cookie exchange run with my friends. Stupid to prolong the layoff, I know, but I want to enjoy these events. In the meantime, I’m actively seeking out all the advice I can on this particular bugger of an injury. If you have any, send it my way!
How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Travel or no travel? Turkey trot or not?