Oh wait, yes I am.
As I've mentioned before, I'm following Hal Higdon's Intermediate 1 Marathon Training program in preparation for the 36th Marine Corps Marathon being held on October 30. I'm raising money for Back on my Feet, a really cool organization that started in 2007 to help homeless folks be more successful through running. They also have job training opportunities. Here's my fundraising page (umm I could use a little help, I suck at fundraising. Will run 4 money?).
Here's what this week looks like:
|Jun 27-Jul 3||cross||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||rest||5 m pace||8|
So... I can do that. I can do cross training today. 18 daunting weeks will start with a little bike riding action (or not, depending on the weather).
Yesterday, I ran on a sweet trail around a lake fairly near my house.. as in, only 30 minutes away. I was chugging along, running buddy in tow, feeling good and leaping small tree roots in one or more bounds. Then.... tragedy! I totally wiped out over a root and slid/landed on my left hip, bit of my shin, and left palm. As I sit here uncomfortably, my left hip would like to interject and say that IT took ALL of the fall. In other words.. my butt hurts. The drive back home added some extra tweaking just because my legs didn't like sitting that long. I don't have a real live bruise yet, hardly, but it HURTS to sit on. This will make my desk job super fun today. I will post a picture if anything exciting/bruise-y starts happening.
I leave tomorrow for Chicago, hooray! I'm there for just 2 days for a conference. Quick little trip. I'm considering changing my flight and staying until Friday just for a little extra sightseeing, but I'm undecided.