Finally Back!



So, After a 2 month hiatus I am finally back! It seems like its been so long since I've posted anything on here. I guess that I will start out with an update on my progress... Or lack of progress. Things started out great the week before the campers arrived , Mandy and I were going to the gym every morning, we would run for a warm up and then lift some weights. It felt really good to be in a gym and have the equipment there to use for free. but once the campers arrived, it was a completely different story! We honestly work every day from 6:50 am until as late as 1am. So waking up early, and working out late were not an option. I was able to run a few times during the 2 months I was gone, There was one evening where there wasn't much going on and I was able to get away to run with a buddy of mine, and there was also a Culver cross country meet the kids were able to participate in. It wasn't a long race, but let me tell you I think they had us running up the steepest part of every hill on campus! I was really excited to run with the kids, It was my first summer running in the meet since I started working there and this year was my 9th summer!

One thing that I was really proud of was the fact that the entire time I was there not running I was able to maintain my weight! I only gained about a pound or so, but for the lack of running I think that I did extremely well while I was there. I think because I was keeping so active and riding my bike just about everywhere I went helped me out a lot kind of keeping me in shape, and burning off some of those meals that I shouldn't have eaten.

Well, now that I am back hopefully I can get back into the routine that I was in before I left. Today mandy and I went for a 2.5 mile run, and I cant believe how sore I was! I know that it is going to take me a while before I can get back to running 5 or 6 miles a day but, hopefully It wont take too long. I am thinking to start off, I am going to get back on a scheduled program. I think I may do Hal Higdons 10K program. It starts at about the leve where I am at now and works to the 10k point, so we'll see.

Since it has been a while since Ive posted be sure to leave comments on how your training has been going, and let me know what all you have been up to! can't wait to hear from all of you followers!

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2 comments:

john kopp said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a good summer and good luck with your running - it should come back pretty quickly.

Raegun said...

Good to hear from you! It sounds like you had a fantastic time at camp. I love it when exercise just naturally happens in the day and you don't have to make a chore of it. I'm sure you'll be back into your running regimen in no time - just don't rush it! ;)
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