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4 miles at 5:30, much of it walking. I feel like I've really lost my focus this last week or two. I think I was so enthusiastic about getting into it after the baby was born that I set my expectations too high. Now I'm feeling sluggish and overwhelmed. Starting back at work has not helped. Not sure where to go from here.
 

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I have a scheduled, much needed, rest day today. But, I did not report yesterday's run so here we go..... First, my foot is incredibly better, as I reported earlier this week. I x-trained for three days, got some prescription anti-inflammatory, and went to the triggerpoint therapist. So yesterday, first run back was a scheduled 6.5 tempo run and I blew it out of the water!! I was really pleased...plus, no foot pain today, but lots of leg soreness!<br><br>
Happy running all!<br><br>
Jebba- take it easy on yourself, you are making major transitions in your life and they are bound to show up in your running!
 

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Jebba - Some days are like poooop - Specially when you are getting back into it. I would just run to run for the next month - Go slow, walk if you want -<br><br>
One idea - Go for time and not distance - Go on routes where you are not sure how far they are and just go for 30 or 40 minutes or what ever time you want.<br><br>
Your body-mind-heart wants you to work out. In the long run its even better for your family - just fit it in 3-4 times a week and try to do it for the joy of it.
 

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Hey Jebba, I guess we're both in poop mode. I ran in to work very slowly and bailed on a running buddy for another 3 miler once there.<br><br>
6.75 miles of poop.
 

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Jebba - I wasn't a runner when I had DS and I stayed home with him for a few years, but going back to work was a huge adjustment and very draining at times. I'd do what Flounder says ... just run for the pure enjoyment of running, and don't make it a chore. When you've adjusted to your new demands, you'll probably find it easier to stick to a schedule.<br><br>
Rest day for me today, although I *want* to run, which has me feeling pretty upbeat. Long run tomorrow.<br><br>
Toe Jam - Whoot! for having a great run! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Really glad it didn't end up being a Stress FX!
 

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Jebba: I feel your pain - I'm just back to running after a 2 year "road trip" at work.<br><br>
I'm on week two of my 'return to running'. It's only been the last two runs (both 3 miles) where I've been able to sustain and run the entire distance. It's a far cry from where I was at one point; but all the more determined to get back!<br><br>
3 miles at 6am this morning - very cool temps low 60's. I felt pretty good the entire run. No clue as to pace/time - my guess is just slight slower than a snail; but then a lady in a walker did push me out of the way 'cause I was holdin' her up from her mornin' bingo game! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
any run is a good run when it's been so long since you've enjoyed one....<br><br><br>
Happy Friday to all<br><br><br>
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60 min spinning this morning-may try for a little something else this afternoon to rack up some extra VRAA points<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Jebba-Everything is much harder when you have small children. You probably don't even realize how sleep deprived you are. When is the last time you got 6+ hours of uninterupted sleep? I really believe that even with the best training/nutrition your runnining takes a big hit if you are not getting enough rest. And enough rest may not happen until the kids are a little older. Hang in there, try not to be so hard on yourself-being a mom is a workout in its self!
 

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Stay strong jebba...we're all rooting for ya. Adjustment time is needed and soon you'll be out there again. Have faith.<br><br>
Rest day, super tight calves once again. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I finally got off my arse and ran again today. I blew off running Wednesday and was going to do it Thursday but another sleepless night put an end to those plans. So, I did Wednesday's run today, Friday's run will be done tomorrow and Saturday's run will be done on Sunday. I'll get back on track next week by skipping a rest day later in the week.<br><br>
If you're still with me, I ran an easy/moderate 8.25 miles averaging 7:50s. The weather was perfect for running. Warm and sunny, but dry.
 

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Great running, Notey! Listen to your body and don't beat yourself up about missing a run too much.....Life happens <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<i>SGH's legs died sometime during the night of July 13, 2007. The cause of death is unknown but believed to be related to a very hard pilates class the previous day. Details on a memorial celebration will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be sent to the non-profit organization Girls On The Run.</i><br><br>
Despite my "loss" <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I did 12.5 miles on the Dismal Swamp Trail this morning. Except for feeling like I was shuffling in place, I felt great and enjoyed myself this morning.<br><br>
At mile 11 an inmate crew was picking up litter along the highway shoulder adjacent to the path -- very creepy and that definitely pushed me a bit at that point!
 

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6 miles. not one of my better runs. but the weather was very nice.
 

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8 mile shuffle on the tm<br><img alt="sad10.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad10.gif">
 

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sgh,<br>
I didn't see your 'shuffle' post before I typed in MY shuffle post....my legs were sleep deprived today.<br>
I'd hoped to go longer, but the old legs were telling me to STOP.
 

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5 miles trails. What awesome weather! I feel like a new woman. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
It will be a challenge to get long runs in on the next 2 weekends due to travel stuff, so I am trying to not get anxious about how messed up my training plan is getting.<br><br>
sistergoldenhair, I once rented near a state penitentiary. It never was an issue till one day I took a walk past a crew of men in orange out working in the farm fields. I definitely felt uncomfortable! Talk about avoiding all eye contact and walking briskly!
 

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Your run today sounds great!<br><br>
I have run on this path probably 100 times? and never seen the inmates there until today, so I hope it's a solitary incident. I avoided eye contact and sped up considerably.
 

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6 @ lunch. Nice running weather. High 60's, cloudy and breezy.
 

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25 more minutes of abs and core work today and a nice 4 mile run. I guess whatever was kicking me in the arse is finally gone. <img alt="headbang.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif">
 
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