2 miles and feeling great!

Well the return to running is going great. 2 treadmill miles at 6 AM on Monday morning. No pain running and no aches later in the day. I think I might be back! One of the greatest feelings is going about your normal day (up and down stairs, walking to and from work) and realizing “Nothing hurts!”. I’ve had so many recurrent, but not serious injuries, for most of 2014 – that it SOOOO nice to be able to do everything and not hurt anywhere. I had forgotten how good it feels to just be healthy. I’m loving it! My plan is to gradually increase my mileage until I’m back in the 25ish mile per week range. My marathon training will being at the end of January so I have a ton of time and am in no rush to get back – especially because it is freezing right now! Not much snow yet in SLC (although the first of the ski resorts is opening today) but BRRRRR! I think we’re back above freezing today.

I think the the marathon left me burnt out. It has taken me a month to feel ready to get back into the swing of things. Now those 5.40 AM wake up calls don’t seem so bad. I’m excited to work out – prepping meals at the weekends so that I can fit everything in and still eat healthy. My swimming program is going nicely – 2/3 of the way through and ready to hit 1000 yds tonight. My body feels fresh and the “softness” that came with taper time is gone and I’m feeling in great shape. Woohoo!

And then there’s food.

Rice, beans and salsa for Skinnytaste burrito bowls. And salmon fishcakes.

Rice, beans and salsa for Skinnytaste burrito bowls. And salmon fishcakes.

I had a weird (and unseasonal) craving for homemade Caesar salad dressing.

I had a weird (and unseasonal) craving for homemade Caesar salad dressing.

J's soda bread.

J’s soda bread.

And J's homemade chicken pot pie was amazing!

And J’s homemade chicken pot pie was amazing!

As soon as it gets cold outside I want to get in the kitchen and cook me up some comfort food.

We also went to see the first play of the season – we have tickets for one of the local theaters here in SLC.

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One Man, Two Guv’nors – set in Britain in the 60s musical/comedy/slapstick. I loved it! Usually a dark room after 10 PM is a sure thing to make me fall asleep but I loved this especially the music interludes where people played washboards, drums, and a bare chest.

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6 thoughts on “2 miles and feeling great!

  1. FLRunnerBoy says:

    That’s great new Irish!!! Stay warm!!! We’re dropping into the 30’s tonight so don’t go outside where you are because I’m sure you’ll turn into a snowman haha lol πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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