Jun 23, 2013

Event Recap and Update

Yesterday was the 3rd annual Meredith Hagan Inspiration Run. You can see an event recap here.  It was a great morning for a great cause.

After the event, my friend Melissa and Liam (my son) went for lunch then came home to a much needed hot shower. I napped for about an hour then headed to Bayfront Park in Hamilton to meet another friend for coffee and we spent 3 hours  talking and walking around people and boat watching.

Today, I am sore.  My thighs, shoulders and hips are screaming at me. I also am feeling some discomfort in my heels (is that plantar fascitiis?) that I've never experienced before.  I may have overdone it a bit yesterday with the trail walk and the evening walk, but it felt so good to be outside and moving around and not fatigued and in constant pain like I have been for so long. The soreness will pass but the memories will last, right?

Melissa and I are looking at what event we would like to do next. I know I want to do a 5K in Toronto in September and I have not completely ruled out the Niagara Falls 10k yet again, either.

In  other news, I am scheduled to return to work on July 2nd and am actually looking forward to the routine of life again. I do so much better with a routine. I am not looking forward to my 4+ hours a day of travelling but I do like my job (and not just the paycheque) and I do like the people I work with/for so it's all tradeoff, right?

I am hoping once I am back to work for a week and can get my schedule back in sync that I can try running again, baby steps though. I will go back to Week 1, Day 1 of Couch to 5k and work my way through it. I did try to restart it a few weeks ago but I don't think I was physically ready and I was in too much pain while doing it and way too much pain afterwards. The medication for the Fibromyalgia is definitely helping as is sleeping more again, so I am very optimistic that things can only continue to improve from here.