Wednesday I did 50 minutes of running and walked for the last 10 minutes. I tried intervals. The speed work should be a good way of making progress throughout the winter. I was using an “I can run this forever” speed for recovery and raising the speed 3 numbers higher. My body is telling me today that I have been working hard.
Happy runs, All!
Great run! How long are your intervals?
2 minutes fast, 2 minutes recovery Actually, the word "fast" does not apply to me.
I run for time because distance and speed don't seem to apply. HEE!
Nice job! You are an inspiration.
25 minute run. DH & I have both been busy with travel for both us (some together/some apart/some with lots of kids along!) It's been hard to squeeze in runs. I have been mostly running 25-30 minutes about 3 times/week. I might just have to accept that is where I'm at this moment in my life. At least I can tell the pace has been picked up and it doesn't feel hard. I know I could easily do more physically but it's more about a balance w/ everythign else. I'm hoping that doing this minimal amount will maybe help keep my healthy and gets me more outside time. Weather has been much, much better this past month. I've had to wear a long-sleeved shirt here and there when it was 50 and windy. I always push up my sleeves by the end but hey I'll take it over the 80s and blasting sun. We've even been down in the 40s several nights which has allowed me to snuggle up better in my bed too.
In NRR news, DS1 has now started vision therapy. We thought it might be coming. His developmental specialist in Baltimore discussed vision concerns before we moved and we went to the specialist she recommended (agian at the big Baltimore hospital). Sadly, she no longer specialized in that but also said she felt my son needed to be more verbal and at least 4 to start it. Well it was brought up by one of his professionals here to have it checked out. So off we went and yes, he needs work. He has exotropia/convergence insufficiency. So can't really patch an eye since it's both and it seems more of an issue of both his eyes working/converging together esp when close. He does a lot of closing of one eye when doing school work or something close to him. Hoping this works for him. Curious if it has worked for anyone else. The eye doctor couldn't really guarantee it would work and there could still be eye surgery in the future. But now he has OT, PT, ST, and now vision therapy!!!
With as much as you have on your plate, sticking with fairly minimal running may be your best option.
Woohoo for cooler weather! Definitely enjoy that while it lasts.
Best of luck to DS1 with the vision therapy. I'm afraid that's a subject I don't know anything about, but it does seem that trying therapy first seems more sensible than going straight for surgery.
You have so much on your plate!
I hope the therapy works.
Great work on whatever running you can do. It's a chance to escape from having to deal with everything for a little while and enjoy the freedom. When I had to care for DH before he died, I jealously guarded some running just to help me cope. It doesn't have to be training or a given amount of time. Just a little time to yourself can help mentally and physically.
Therapy sounds like a good thing. Children pick up things quickly too.
I ran daily when caring for Evan in the hospital. It was my way of trying to cope and run out the stress and anger and sadness. The nurses assured me he was ok alone then, usually he was still asleep.
My DH runs with me probably half the time. It's sort of our couple time since we both enjoy it and being outside together. He needs physical outlet even more as an outlet for things. But yes, what you said. I decided to remove any pressure to train for anything and just get time outside and running.
I think you have a good approach to running at this time in your life. I have a lot of students with exotropia and convergence insufficiency. Some of my students purchased computer programs and do activities at home. I have seen good results when they go to vision therapy.
Thanks for your input J. They have him using red/green glasses for exercises at home and an eye patch he switches to each eye. We've only had two sessions so far so I'm not sure how the therapy will progress there or at home.
I ran 5.8 this morning and felt better than I have the past few runs. Decent pace and overall a pretty good run.
I'm going to have to reschedule Saturday's long run because we are having early Christmas on Saturday morning. My grandmother is coming over, as is my cousin and her two kids, and we are celebrating Christmas with China sis and her family, who leave on Tuesday to go to California for 6 weeks or so. Then we'll have Christmas again on the 25th and yet another Christmas the weekend after when my oldest sister and her DH are in town.
Great work on the 5.8 miler. With all these Christmases, can you get most of them kind of toned down? Less elaborate? It's hard to keep celebrating anything, let alone Christmas.
Hopefully so. The early Christmas ought to be laid back and I would expect the late one to be low key as well. I have no idea what the plan is for "real" Christmas.
Lots of holiday celebrations for you!!!
Glad you got a good run in today.
Lots of celebrating! I hope the festivities are not overwhelming.
I ran my short run this morning. I am hoping to add some distance this weekend. I enjoy running and am glad to be back at it. Work has been crazy busy, but this week I have had some cancellations. I am trying to use my time off to get shopping done. Today I had to take Cooper to the vet because he was shaking his ear. He has an ear infection and he was such a stressed pup at the vet. He's resting next to me now. Saturday I start a new lupus medicine, which I hope helps. It us suppose to take time before results are seen and not everyone has positive results from it. I had to call an ortho because I have numb fingertips and elbow/arm pain. Ugh. There is always something. It bothers me a lot because I knit and work with my hands, plus I feel like I have had enough health issues.
Do you get a work break for Christmas/New Year?
Aww, poor Cooper. I hope he feels better soon. And I hope the new lupus med helps you!
Best of Health Wishes for you and Cooper! Because you work with your hands, I think that also can help at least keep blood circulating and also help the body/brain connection exercise that we all need. As I get really older I notice differences. My doc tells me to keep the brain cross training.
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