A Step Back

  

Well I am really surprised I have any readers out there at all. My wife actually made the comment to me yesterday that it had been a while since I last blogged. Our little family has gone through some major changes.

In case you have not followed me on social media lately, then you must know that I got an amazing promotion at work and now I am full time! This year has been hard and with the power of prayer and a lot of hard work I managed to score this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to see what happens next as I continue to grow and learn more about the exciting world of advertising! Now I have to get use to working 8 hours again, fighting traffic, and getting up early.

Also I found out why my leg has been bothering me. My knee started to swell last week and it was really hurting. I found that my knee and entire leg became inflamed. The reason was that I was doing way too much exercising. So now I have cut back on my routine. Now I am just doing my cool down run  and my long. run. Today is the first day I feel like I could run again, which is good because my marathon is less then 8 weeks way! So this week I am back to hitting the pavement and I could not be more ready.

We are only 3 short weeks away from Baby E coming! We are in crunch mode as we finish her room, wash her clothes, fold her blankets, and bring out the high chair. Things are changing at our house. As the days get closer I am getting more scared and excited. I am ready to meet her but I am dreading the lack of sleep that any parent will tell you is a real struggle.

There are a lot of things to be thankful for and a lot to be scared about. Thanks to everyone who has kept my family in your prayers and continued to support us. You love and encouragement means the world to us!

Marathon Training- Month 4

  

Month 4 started off great. I was motivated and ready to start going faster and getting my speed up. Then something went wrong…

Monday

Morning- Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Tuesday

Morning– Fast Run 5 miles

Wednesday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Thursday

Morning– Fast Run  5 Miles

Friday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)

Saturday

Long Run from 7.50 to 10 Miles

Sunday

Rest Day

Total Miles Ran- 47.6

This month was great until the end. I was crushing my runs and even got my pace to 8:09 per mile. I was killing it. Then on the third week of the month I developed a skin infection that caused these boils to appear on my skin. I was placed on a huge round of antibiotics and was told not to go to the gym for 72 hours. If that was not enough, I developed a stiff knee to go along with it. So I spent that last week of the month nursing myself back to normal. This past Monday was the first time I have been to the gym in a week and I have to say I felt it. Tuesday night I started back on my running training and did a nice 3 mile jog. It felt good to be back and I learned that when injured, its ok to take some time off to heal. Your body will thank you.

Goals For Month Five- Well we have only two months left until the marathon and training is only going to get harder. I have taken a second job and my wife and I are expecting the arrival of our second child soon. I have a lot of long runs coming . The most distance my runs will cover is about 15 miles. I know that time will be the enemy in month five and I need to be more strict on myself when it comes to my runs. I just hope that my days of being on the injured list are over.

Here we go!