This week marks a full month and a week of official marathon training using a program. I spent the prior months rebuilding my running base and dealing with mental stuff that weighed me down last marathon, Marine Corps Marathon.
This past week, I meet with a nutritionist as part of my Team Red, White and Blue chapter’s activities. I’m hoping to go over the materials and put them to use. I haven’t really had a coach in that front and have had a hard time sorting through all the information out there.
Allergies suck, as does humidity. So when they act together, running is not fun. I’m still working on finding a decent medication to help. This year, it’s a runny eye/sinus combo that lasts until noon and starts acting up again at night.
I’ve also cut back in the workouts. Sleep right now is a lot better for me than exhaustion. So, I still walk to and from work and then do a regular workout. I’m just not doing yoga or plyometrics to start my day before the walk. I’m falling asleep too much during the day.
I also focused this week on my family. When I struggle, I tend to pull away from people, so I can go it alone.
This week was all about hugs, talking about Lord of the Rings Legos and playing at the beach.
I needed the “energy boost” as my Mountain Kids would say. I had to refocus and remember why I’m doing all of this.
And to make that symbolic new trio in the right direction, I hung the first piece of art in what I hope will be my “tinkering room.” It will be a place for everyone in the house to be creative and work out. Now to clear out the junk to reclaim it from the mess.