So… it’s been a while. Dedeaux hasn’t been doing much running lately. Okay… Dedeaux hasn’t done ANY running lately. Lots of stuff going on – lots of things to use as an excuse.
On my last post, I mentioned moving to a new state. We’ve moved! We officially moved from Allen, Texas to St. Louis, Missouri on April 6, 2012. We are in temporary housing – a two bedroom apartment not far from where our REAL house will be. We close on our new house on April 20. I can’t wait.
The new ‘space’ is nice enough. It’s small but will do for a few weeks. We apparently live below Bigfoot, though. Lots of pounding around on the floors – at. all. times. of. the. day. and. night… Not pleasant.
But on to RUNNING. I HAVE decided that I will run the Rock-n-Roll St. Louis Marathon on October 21. It is going to be HARD. It is hilly here – really hilly. I will need six months to be ready for a marathon here!!
I walked fast for 3 miles this morning with the dog. I’m glad I was just walking because I think I need to ease my knees back into running. My left knee hurt a little bit from about 1/2 mile to 1-1/2 miles. The road we were walking on was hilly and the downhills hurt the most. The good thing is that I wasn’t even kind of tired. It was beautiful here this morning – clear sky, cool and a little windy.
My plan for tomorrow is run/walk. Not sure how far. Maybe 4-5 miles. We’ll see.
I’m not saying I’m ‘back’ to running until I’m actually RUNNING but I’m on the way to being back and that’s a good thing!
LOL! We have the same story. I just moved from Killeen, TX and these hills laugh at me. I have to talk my way up them. I just completed the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon and wow!! I definitely should have trained more. The motto: Go Big or Go Home almost sent me home. Needless to say, I am determined to be more committed to my training program.
I hear you! They are not my friend.