I should probably talk a little bit about how my running is going lately since I’ve talked about everything but that since my return to blogging. I took an extended break from running due to laziness and life getting in the way. In December I was busy with year end stuff at work and after work parties and family holiday commitments and shopping and a short family vacation and on and on it went. When January finally got here it seemed like a good time to reset my priorities and get back to running regularly except I got sick and felt like crap for 3 weeks. (Doesn’t that always happen at exactly the wrong time?) Anyway, all this is to tell you that I’ve been running very little. This past week I managed 12 total miles and felt good about it because it was more mileage than I had run in any of the previous 7 to 8 weeks. But I’m finally feeling good enough to run and I’m planning on doing a lot more of it.
The good news in this whole situation is that the running I have been doing I’ve been doing in a weighted vest. Actually it’s not so much a weighted vest as it is an extra layer of fat that I’ve attained from not running. Nitmos has his “cheeto layer” and I have my “weighted vest.” Of course I can’t just take off my weighted vest when I’m done running so I end up doing everything in my “weighted vest” during the cold winter months and I mean everything. Candis is so lucky to have me. To make up for not running I have been regularly participating in a rigorous core workout, if you’ll accept coughing until my eyeballs pop out and my abs lock up as a rigorous core workout.
I’ve also started logging my runs again. I quit doing that sometime last year which was probably a bad sign. I got myself the Runkeeper App which is pretty cool and I’ve been using it to track and analyze all my runs this year. It seems to be pretty accurate although I swear I’ve heard it snicker when telling me my average pace on at least a couple of occasions.