So this blog really fell off the wagon. Like fell off, rolled down the road into a ditch, and laid there for several months. What can I say? Life has been busy and finding time between family life, work, recreation, and preparing for the holidays has got me cray cray. I’m full of excuses and not full of a lot of time. This weather and the total assault to my immune system with mutated germs has produced a LOT of illness as well, so my energy has just not been there in months. I’ve had 2 bouts now with colds which have both resulted in 3+ weeks of coughing. I’ve slept more nights on our couch than in bed, and I’m pretty sure that I should buy stock in Mucinex because I’m convinced I’m keeping them in business. Double yuck.
Despite all that coughing and snot production, I’ve managed to still keep running (just not as much as I would like to, and definitely not enough to get me ready for any kind of training plan). I finished the year off with 3 5K’s. Its a day late and a dollar short to do any kind of race recap, so here’s my results. Summary of all the races, I had some sort of terrible congestion or cough going on during each race, usually ending with snotsicles dripping everywhere.
St Pete’s Spooktacular 5K: 1st OA, 21:07
The Piggyback Run 1st OA, 21:40
Dave’s Turkey Chase 5th AG 21:01
I’m hoping to get back into more regular training, including long runs, speedwork, and tempos in the future, but until my post-nasal drip decides to leave its residence inside my nasal cavities, it’ll be informal training.
In other non-running related updates, my 2 kiddos continue to get large. The past year has been a whirlwind and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m definitely a #momofboys and #boymom and my house generally looks like it’s had a boynado go through and is in some stage of destruction, but that’s life with kids and eventually I know I’ll miss these early stages.
I’m hoping to get back to more regular posts and updates once I start training for the Glass City Half in April, since I signed up for that a year ago and all. Hopefully half training post-baby #2 goes just as well after #1! Eli Out!