Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marathon Training and Tattoos

Obviously it’s been awhile since I’ve written but I have a good excuse. Well, I don’t know if it’s good or not but it’s a reason. I was sick for about 6 weeks with an upper respiratory infection. Yes, I waited 5 weeks to see a doctor which was less than smart of me. I really thought the coughing was getting better at different times. I swear! Well, it wasn’t. I’m doing better now. Still some coughing but nothing like it was. I think it’s allergies at this point because when I take an allergy pill I definitely feel better. They really dry me out though so I’m not a huge fan.

On the topic of running, I didn’t run at all for 6 weeks. None. So, day 1 of marathon training was yesterday and it was TOUGH! Yup, 3 miles felt like 30 and the dreadmill mocked me through the whole thing. Damn that thing! Even my beloved Seinfeld on the TV in front of me couldn’t make me happy to be on that thing.

I’m still (and probably always will) going with intervals. I started off at 4:1. I got through 3 sets of those and then went to 2:1 at a slower pace. It’s going to take some time to get back into the swing of running and with 16 weeks of training, I’m sure I’ll get back into it in no time.

Today is a rest day (I like this plan because it has 3 rest days per week and I’m going to use at least one of them to back into weight training) and tomorrow is 4 miles and I think I’m going to try to get my butt up in the morning and get outside for it.

The other thing that’s been going on is I started getting a full-leg tattoo on my left leg 2 days ago. Go big or go home, right?! It’s an Asian theme with bug-eyed goldfish, waves, flowers and rocks. The thigh outline is done and I go back in 3 weeks to start the color. Cool stuff.

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