I’m trying not to whine….really. But it’s been a bit bumpy this whole “going back to school” business. And yet – that’s what it’s like every year. While there is excitement about new shoes and new books and new teachers, there is the readjustment to the new schedule that gets me every time. My brain hasn’t quite shifted to the new hours for waking and sleeping. And therefore I haven’t settled into a good running schedule. Yet. Which has been a challenge cause I’m supposed to be in the 2nd week of my “official” Disney training.
I’ve also had some side effects from my new blood pressure medicine. (Yes one of the effects is lower bp.) A bit of dizziness and such which has made the last two runs of mine just atrocious. I was hoping to run today and then call the doc if the effects were still around. However, our son had different plans when he spiked a high fever at last night. So instead – a visit to the pediatrician and some snuggling with the sick kid. (Who has been fine since the moment I called the doc office, of course!)
So all in all – I’m working on maintaining a positive attitude much more than a race pace. New challenges call for new plans. Thursdays are busy – so a run on Friday and then a group run on Saturday. But I’m taking them one at a time.
OH and I almost forgot that I signed up for a local 5K – so local it’s run on the loop in my neighborhood where we do our group runs! I’m hoping that all the kinks in our schedule get worked out by then and I get some good runs in between now and next Saturday. (And I hope that I’m not so busy that I forget about the race!) I’m hoping the meds issues are gone by then…cause I’d really like to be strong for it.
Hoping you all are having better adjustments to the new school year!