It's weird I don't have more friends.
I've got a couple of things to say here, so we're going to do an old-fashioned list post today.
1. A huge belated thank you to my sweet Secret Santa, who did not include his or her (but I'm guessing her - but don't have a masculinity crisis if you're a dude, ok?) name in the package. She/he got me this super cute personalized runner ornament - it seriously made my day when I opened it.
2 I am doing KDUB's 70.3 Birthday Challenge. The idea is to complete a half Ironman - swim 2100 yards, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles between January 1st-11th. I was actually most worried about the running, as my femur-rebuilding mileage is so low, but my schedule calls for a little over 15 miles during this time, so it was perfect.
Turns out, I should have been worried about the biking, because apparently I hate cycling. It does explain my inability to catch the spinning bug, and the neglect my poor rusty Schwinn has suffered over the years. This challenge is the kick in the pants I needed to stop whining and try a new spin class.
3. My recovery is going GREAT so far. I'm slowly and steadily increasing my run/walk ratio and am up to three miles of running, 3 minutes running/1 minute walking. It's difficult to crank the treadmill down after the three minutes, but I'm hoping my patience will pay off in the long run. Ha. Long run.
Anyone else doing the 70.3 challenge?
If you've suffered an injury, were you able to stay patient on a slow rehab program, or did you jump right back into your normal mileage?