I am linking up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for our monthly Runfessions.
Here is the big runfession for the month: I am burnt out on marathon training. I have never had quite this experience before. I cannot seem to make myself do long runs to train for my August marathon. My longest run so far has been 18 miles. Is that far enough?
I am doing the Tunnel Vision Marathon in Washington state next month with two friends. Hubby is coming along, but only for support. He is not running the race. I actually think the main reason he is coming is that one of his favorite restaurants is in Seattle, and our hotel happens to be right across the street. Our son and daughter-in-law are coming up from Oregon to meet us, so I am really looking forward to the trip.
My friend said that her longest run before the race will be 15 miles. I thought that was pretty short for a long run. “Come on, Laurie!” she said, “You know how to run a marathon. You will be fine.” Hmmm….
Another runfession is that the ankle that I rolled in a trail half marathon last month is still not completely healed. It doesn’t hurt when I run or walk, but when I swim, the pressure of the water against my foot makes my ankle ache. I cannot swim for very long before I have to either switch to some swimming drills without kicking or stop completely. Squats and plate presses in body pump hurt my ankle too.
And finally, does anyone else do this? I runfess to scrolling my newsfeed or reading my emails while I am holding a yoga pose. I know, I know, Namaste, and all that! It gets boring, and I need something to think about when pigeon pose hurts for several minutes. Same thing when I hold a plank. The minutes go by so much faster when I am looking at a really funny cat video or seeing pictures of my high school classmates’ grandchildren. I feel so shallow (shaking my head).
Thank you for allowing me to runfess. It has been good for my soul!