Monday, May 20, 2013

RUNNING and what I've been up to

Yikes, it's been a LONG time! While I was sidelined from my stress fracture, I had no motivation to write to let everyone know that I STILL wasn't running. But after 8 weeks of absolutely no running (plus 2 before that of basically no running) I'm BACK TO RUNNING!!!! IT'S THE BEST! I'm still keeping my mileage very low and am only running every other day, but I look forward to my next run for 48 hours and smile the whole way. I'm so happy to be back at it!

Here's a summary of what my last few months have looked like:

  • Cheer for NYC Half
Pre NYC Half brunch. Left to right: Meggie, Allison, Steph, me, Jocelyn.
Photo credit: Allison's husband (I think)

NYC Half Men's lead pack at mile 7

  • Go to DC with Beth, Steph, Kim and Jen for a girl's weekend. Cheer for Cherry Blossom 10M. Have brunch with a bunch of Oiselle girls! 
After the Cherry Blossom Expo in DC. Left to right: Jen, me, Steph,
Beth and Kim

The White House. But if you didn't know that, we should probably talk.
Or, maybe we shouldn't.

Runners on the left, cheerer on the right!
Awesome Oiselle teammates post brunch in DC after everyone race
the Cherry Blossom 10 mile!

  • Fly to Eugene. Meet awesome people. Cheer for Eugene Marathon. Drink beer. 

Somewhere over Utah

Large portion of the Oiselle team at the Eugene Marathon expo!

    Best cheer squad ever! Photo credit: Oiselle Facebook Page

    SO. MUCH. FUN. Photo credit: Oiselle Facebook Page

    Oiselle team at Ninkasi after party! Photo credit: Derek Delancey
      • RUN a mile!!!!! Best mile ever! Smile the whole time!
      • Cheer for the NJ Half Marathon and run part of it with Beth while she scored a kick ass PR! 
      Beth and me after she killed her half marathon! 5 minute PR!
      Photo credit: Beth's brother

      Oiselle Birds. Left to right: Me, Meggie, Jocelyn. Photo credit: Leticia
      • Attend FitBlogNYC through Fitness Magazine! Listen to great speakers, hang out with awesome friends and do yoga outside in the sun. Thank you to Fitness Magazine for a great day and for all of the amazing goodies! 

      • RUN!!!!
      • Buy lots of Oiselle so I have new comeback clothes! Winonas, Rogas, Mesh tanks!
      Oiselle display at NY Running Company
      • Go to lots of spin & Pedal NYC TRX classes. Attempt to get stronger to stay injury free.
      • Do the Dirty Dozen and try to get a strong core
      • Sign up for all the races
      • Go to runner happy hour. Drink too much.
      So many great runner friends that I've met over the past year!

      First Honey Stinger order as a Hive member! So excited!
      • Attempt Refine again and realize that I'm really out of shape and it's a horrible idea to do it hungover. 
      • Walk a lot
      • RUN!!!!! THE MOST AMAZING RUN EVER!!!!! Yes that's dramatic, no I'm not exaggerating!
      Now you're up to date so let's get back to the running talk in the next post!

      What's your next race? How have you stayed sane during injuries?


      1. Yea this is exciting! So glad you've had some great times during injury. On to the next one...get ready for a great comeback ;-)

        1. Thanks, Kristin!! You're right- for being injured, I did have a lot of fun! But, am glad to be back at it and can't wait to start training again!!

          Hope you're enjoying a break before Fall training....?!

      2. I broke my ankle in March and I'm still in the boot. I would like to say I'm staying sane but I am NOT!!

        However, I am SO happy that you are running again! Gives me hope :)

        1. Oh my gosh, SO sorry about your ankle!! Hope you get the boot off soon! Injuries suck, no matter what, but it's almost all worth it once you're cleared to get back out there! Running is that much better after a break!

      3. So happy for you Abby! I hope we can all you pay you back by cheering for you next!

        1. Thanks, Nicole!! So happy to be back and can't wait to run some races this Fall!

      4. This was the most lovely happy post! I know you've been sidelined, but all those friends and cheering pictures made me glow a little for you!

        Let's do a slow mile together soon!

        1. Thanks, Fiona!! I gotta say, it sucked not to run but I definitely had some great times regardless! YES! Let's run together SOON!

      5. So, so glad you're back in the (running shoe) saddle!!! Love all these pictures :) And CONGRATS on the Honey Stinger Hive news!!!

        1. Thanks, Jen!! SOOOO glad to be back! Run together sometime soon!