Wednesday, April 13, 2016

¡Hola! ¿Como estas?

I’m back from a week spent as a tourist on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. It was a perfect vacation and now I’m tanned and back in my snowy hometown (snow mid-April?!? Arghh…)

I’m thinking of my half-marathon coming up in six weeks (Ottawa Half-Marathon on May 29, 2016).

With the snow and the cold weather, I still haven’t gone outside to run. I raise my hat very high to anybody who lives around here and manages to run a full marathon in six weeks. That means that either a) they did a huge chunk of their training in crappy weather (slushy snow, dirty streets, freezing rain… ) or b) they spent crazy long hours on a treadmill to avoid the crappy weather.

I’ve done neither. I’m counting on the weather getting better soon to allow me to get a few long runs in before the half-marathon. But truth is, I see this half-marathon as a way to kick-start my training for this summer (for the full marathon in the fall!!).

I admit I didn’t run at all during my holiday. I was with my spouse and he doesn’t run. We spent all our time together and leaving him for hours to train or run would have been inconsiderate. Instead, we did a ton of swimming and snorkeling. The snorkeling was great, I love swimming with fish.

Yesterday, I did my first workout since coming back in the fitness room in the office building where I work (treadmill, stationary bike). I did an abs workout a few minutes ago and plan on doing another cardio workout this afternoon in the fitness room.




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