2017 So Far Has Been Tough

I haven’t posted much lately. After a rough January, I thought February would be better for me. But, here I am on the last day of the month nursing an ankle injury. I recently got some new running shoes, but didn’t break them in properly and now I’m paying the price. Ah, well.

Lesson learned: A 4-mile run is not the way to break in new shoes.

New Running Shoes

What should I have done? Half a mile, maybe 1. Then, gradually build up distance. Got it for next time.

I’m about a month away from the Oakland Half Marathon and am really hoping things improve on the training front. Maybe the bigger lesson here is that you still have to be careful even when you think you know what you are doing.

Me in taped up glory

Too bad you can’t see all the tape under my shoe… I will say that the KT tape has helped a bit, but would really like to be 100% pain free soon. Stay healthy!

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Shaking Off January 

I didn’t have the best January. I was sick for half of the month and struggled with various personal issues, which means I had to climb out of a big hole for February. 

So far, so good. I’m back on track with regard to training for the Oakland Half Marathon on April 2. Here are a few random things from February that are better than last month!

Just this past Saturday, I got to see a double rainbow. Good thing I caught this picture when I did because the lighting changed quickly as the sun and clouds negotiated with each other and the rainbows disappeared. 


Also this month, my dog Starbuck stepped up his begging game. He’s 7 1/2 and still has what it takes to get live from us as well as strangers. And, he’s named after Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, just to be clear. 😀


Another great thing about February? Girl Scout cookies! And they have 2 new flavors. I don’t remember the other one, but I got a box of S’mores. Yum! Thanks Girl Scouts!


One last cute moment… I was taking my almost-4-year-old to an event yesterday and he fell asleep. I decided to let him sleep and he stayed asleep in the car while I drove the long, long, LONG way home. 


I hope everyone else is having a good February so far. Stay healthy!