23 March, 2016

yet again

Yet again, I'm starting a post with "wow, I haven't been here in a while."  There's just too much social media stuff to keep up with between the 2 running forums I follow, facebook, daily mile, fitbit, myfitnesspal, etc.

Anyways, I'm back.  :-)  Since last being here, a year ago, a few things going on.  I managed to take off about 25 pounds during the second half of 2015 - slow and steady and not feeling deprived.  No surprise, but that helped tremendously with my heel/achilles problem.  I'm not saying it's completely 100% improved and back to normal, but it's WAY better than it was for the last several years.  I'd like to lose another 15-20, which takes me back to a point where I feel very healthy (although still above the healthy weight range for my height and age - oh well).

So I've started back to running in a fairly structured way.  I decided to not go overboard, so am using the Couch to 5k program, and VERY SLOWLY building back my running.  I'm taking my time, and probably won't complete the program until some time this summer.

In the meantime, I'm registered for lots of short races (in which I don't race, I participate):
* Big Easy, Big Heart 5k, New Orleans, LA, 30Apr2016
* Colchester Causeway 5k, 4Jun2016
* NYRR Mini 10k, 11Jun2016
* GMAA Round Church Women's Run 10k, 30July2016
* Get Your Rear In Gear 5k, 7Aug2016
* Green Mountain Half-Marathon, 9Oct2016
* NYRR Ted Corbitt 15k, 10Dec2016
And I'm using the Green Mountain Half in October or the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15k in December as my Fred's Team race for 2016, raising funds for lymphoma research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

I'll be back with training updates regularly.