Thing 1 and I spent all day on a plane and finally arrived to cold, snowy, gray New Jersey late this afternoon. I love traveling–every minute of it. I love new places, and finding new restaurants and trying new foods and (if I have peeps there) catching up with old friends, but there’s something about walking through Newark Airport that just makes me so happy (holy cow–yes, I’ll admit it: walking through Newark Airport makes me HAPPY!), so centered.
And when I got home, there was a pile of mail, and in that mail there was this:
My prize from Helen! I won a lovely quilted coaster, and she included a box of Swiss cookies. The beer is from my fridge. Thank you so much Helen! This is probably the best “welcome home” gift I’ve every gotten!
I need to re-acclimate myself to this wintery-mix of weather, and am planning a light, short run tomorrow morning. The hip/hammy is still feeling pretty good (considering all the sitting I’ve been doing), and my legs are itching to move.
I’m at a bit of a crossroads here. Originally I was planning on taking most of February off. First, to try to heal myself up, and second, because we have family trip planned for later this month, it seemed like a good break–return to running after said vacation. My next scheduled race isn’t until May 25, which gives me plenty of time to train if I start in March.
But I (or rather my legs/hip) felt amazing after the Surf City half–better than I have in a long time, and I’m wondering if I should actually continue training because the training is actually helping, not hindering. God, I wish Google granted medical degrees…
Most likely, I’ll play it by ear. It could be that my legs felt better because my taper was more like a cold turkey and I hadn’t run in the 4 days prior to the race. But then a fellow-ERC member is tempting me with a 20k on March 10….now that could be fun!