Sickness and Goals!

It's May! Official start month of Summer training and I'm off to a wheezing start. Monday I noticed some extra snot in my life and then Tuesday and Wednesday were so disgusting I had to stay home from work. I finally returned today to work and to running. I just finished 3.2 lung-busting miles in my neighborhood and even though it was terrible it was still good practice for training.

When I am sick I eat fruit in bed and watch Parks and Rec.  

When I am sick I eat fruit in bed and watch Parks and Rec.  

I got home and made myself do glute and hip exercises, v-ups, and stretches. I noticed as I was running that I have to work really hard to keep my left side even with my right and it automatically tires out this spot on my hip. My last mile was motivated by a loud internal mantra "You have a massive, strong, huge left butt that is powerful!!!" I really actually felt it working so I'm going to stick with that until things even out. I really wish I could hear other people's internal running monologues because mine feel a little nutso sometimes, but I swear there is nothing more effective than a strong mental game. 

Some sky photos because it's MAY

Some sky photos because it's MAY

Some goals for May:

-consistent running until Official Training Start Day May 18. 

-more running outside, less treadmill. It's Spring/Summer!!

-dedicated glute strengthening work.

More sky. SO NICE.  

More sky. SO NICE.  

Hope you guys are having a lovely May so far, don't let the man get you down, and please make sure you are registered to vote. Happy Running!