Here’s a quick recap on my weekend. I took very few pictures and it really wasn’t that exciting.
Saturday morning started out with a long run. I was excited to run outside in temperatures that were mostly tolerable. However, Friday night everything melted and then refroze overnight, so when I went to try and run on the sidewalks Saturday morning, they were just too slippery. There was no way I was going to make it 12 miles on the ice, so I had to resort to the treadmill.
I have grown to put up with the treadmill. It still isn’t my favorite, but will resort to it when necessary. I ended up running a total of 10 miles because I had already ran 2 miles outside.
The run went pretty well, overall, but I did get some bad chafing after 6 miles, so I had to change into tights for the last 4 miles. I hate that my thighs rub together. I wish I had nice stick-thin legs, but I don’t.
I managed 8 minute miles on the treadmill, which is 45 – 60 seconds faster than what I run outside. It wasn’t challenging cardio-wise, but my hips are still very sore 3 days later. Not good considering it wasn’t even half of a marathon. I’m just hoping this only helps my muscles adapt for the marathon. On the bright side, I didn’t have any hamstring or glute pain!
Changes are coming. . . . .
It is crazy how things work out in life. I never thought I would live in Alaska, and now I have lived here for 5.5 years with plans of staying even longer.
It is bitter-sweet. My husband got a promotion at work we just couldn’t pass up, so Alaska it is for the time being. As you may remember, I have not been a fan of Alaska for quite some time. It has been a hard transition for me, and I have had to adjust to a lot of new things. It is also bitter-sweet because we want to settle down: buy a house, get a dog, have kids, and live the American dream, which we will now be able to do. But I was just hoping it would be somewhere other than Alaska.
I seriously have spent the last 4.5 years trying to move out of state. We have both applied for multiple jobs out of state (me more than him), but it just didn’t seem to be. Instead, it seems as though God’s will is for us to be here in Alaska for the time being, and I am trying to be okay with that.