|successful recovery includes ciders|
Tuesday I started a new job as a charge nurse for the same company I was working for, but in a new location. Saturday was moving day. NH to Boston to NH and then back to Boston. Sunday we spent the day unpacking and trying to get settled. Getting over a bad marathon, starting a new job, and moving makes for a pretty stressful week, especially when you don't have running to help relieve some of it. But, with the exception of the race, the other stressors were more exciting than anything else.
By the end of the week I was feeling more than ready to hit the roads again. I emailed my coach, Stephanie, telling her I was very excited to start training again and working towards my next goals. So far this week I've had 3 solid runs, which have included a lot of exploring my new town.
Tuesday: 9 x 2 min on, 2 min off at 10k pace with warm up and cool down
Wednesday: 40 min easy
Thursday: 4 x 1 mile @ marathon pace with 1 min rest + warm up and cool down
I must say, I am loving it here.
I'm really happy I took that week off to get my mind and my body in the right place to run again. I've been reminded this week of why I love running so much. It's the challenges and the achievements that make it all worth while. I'm ready to see what this next chapter brings.