Running Out the Crazies

Man, what a week. It’s so weird thinking where I was a week or two ago, before the self isolation, work from home, etc. began.  I’ve been trying to keep up with running, but the flu recovery is still happening. I’m barely coughing (yay!) and able to run again, which is good, because running is what helps with my anxiety.

With everything going on, to say I’ve been more anxious than normal is an understatement. I need to stay away from the news, but I can’t help but reading everything I can. So, I’m so grateful to at least be able to start my day with by pounding the pavement and getting in a few miles. 

Here’s a look at this week’s runs:

Sunday: 4.64 miles

Monday: 5.32 mi

Tuesday: 3.81 mi

Wednesday: 5.02 mi

Thursday: 3.66 mi

Friday: 3.34 mi

Saturday: off

Some highlights-

I made it out almost every day! Saturday morning in lieu of going running, I hit up Target and Whole Foods early to stock up on groceries for the week so we hopefully don’t need to go again any time soon. I even found toilet paper at Target for B’s parents!

We’re trying to get outside every day with the kids. So in addition to the run in the morning, we usually take an after dinner walk. Now that it’s staying light so late, it’s easier to!

It may be 30 degrees while I’m writing this, but Friday I was able to run in shorts! It poured starting about a mile in and didn’t stop  until the end. My shirt was so heavy and my shoes were sloshing.

Right now, I’m still scheduled to run the  Cleveland half marathon challenge in May. But, my training hasn’t been happening, since the flu. I’m hoping to maybe get in a longer run this week, but we’ll see if it happens.

 Some questions for you:

  • Are you getting outside to walk or run?
  • Do you do any exercise to help with anxiety?

I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

 

7 thoughts on “Running Out the Crazies

  1. I also try to get outside everyday, even if it’s just for a short dog walk.I know we need to stay home, but we also need that fresh air!

  2. I’m so sorry you haven’t been feeling well. It’s just one more thing on top of this great, crazy mess.

    I have been getting outside for walks and bike rides. I desperately miss running, but I am grateful for what I can do right now.

  3. Aw, your little looks so cute! I’ve enjoyed seeing all the families on walks on my neighborhood — from a distance. 😉 I think I am going to get used to working out and working at home, and then it will be hard to get used to commuting and traffic again!

  4. I have a couple of groups on Facebook that are positive, and virtual running buddies – but every time I open up my FB app I see all of my friends who are freaking out a bit and that makes me anxious. yuck. I wish we were a tad warmer here in Ohio, but still, getting outside is very important!

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