Sorry for the lack of posts! This time of the semester is when the schoolwork really starts to pick up. But it’s Saturday night, and I think everyone deserves a break from the grind 🙂
Anyway, I turned 20 on Valentine’s Day! The day started off with a solid workout (3 mile warm-up, 2k-1k-2k-1k cruise intervals on the track between 5:40-5:55 pace, 3 mile cool down). I went to class, lifted, went to the training room…not too special of a birthday 😉 But I did get to go out to dinner with friends and feasted on my favorite Caribbean blackened salmon, followed by (free) chocolate cheesecake!
The various birthday gifts I received from my college friends coincidentally had a theme: nut butter! It was pretty funny. Also, my roommate got me the cutest poster (my all-time favorite movie is Up):
In other news, the dental implant process is progressing! If you recall, the dentist placed the anchor screws in December, and he placed the abutments this past Thursday. Unlike the screws, the abutments stick out of my gums, and they are not fully covered by the dentures. So right now, the metal screws kind of make it look like my gums are rotting. I’ll spare you a picture of my current gremlin self 😉 Three weeks from now, they’ll take impressions, and just a couple weeks after that, I’ll finally have permanent implants!
Unfortunately, the foot issues have persisted throughout the last two weeks. I actually ran normal mileage last week (54 miles + 60 min XT) but had to switch to cross training halfway through this week. A lot of cross training. There’s not much the training room can do since the problem is stemming from my bunions, and surgery is the only real long-term solution. So we’re just focusing on pain maintenance for now.
I’m frustrated because I feel like I’m in good shape but am not progressing due to the limited running I can do right now. On a more positive note, I’ve been taking melatonin every night and getting almost enough sleep, and I feel like a human being again! I’ll do a training recap tomorrow!
Anyway, my family came down this morning after my long effort (I split it up into 30 minute bike, 6 mile run, 30 minute bike). We went out to brunch, and everyone ate an astronomical amount of food!
Afterwards, we did a bit of shopping and headed to a family birthday party, and I’ve spent the rest of the day doing some more schoolwork. Some friends and I are having a joint birthday party tonight, so I’m looking forward to that.
I’ll try to carve out time to write a true training recap tomorrow, but no guarantees! So far, I think I’m doing a good job of staying on top of the coming week’s stupid workload, but time will tell…