Miles Planned/Ran: I had hoped to make my triumphant return to running in the last few weeks of May but alas my leg had other plans, so for the second straight month I have a big, fat zero for mileage ran. (That puts the tally at 72 days since my last run. *Sigh*)
Rest Days Planned/Taken: How ever many needed / 17
Highest NTC App Badge Acquired: 360 Min - The "Bench Marker" (More like bench warmer...)
Xtraining Workouts Planned/Ran: As many as possible / 14 (6 less than last month thanks to the "No Xtraining for One Week" ban that was enacted after I got put in Das Boot.)
Most hardcore Workout: Spectating the Cleveland Marathon
Current Reads: (Reading) Room by Emma Donoghue, Spike's comments while reading this book intrigued me enough that I picked it up as soon as he was done with it yesterday afternoon... and I am almost finished reading it. I can't put it down, I am so caught up in the story, it's like a train wreck that you can't seem to look away from. "In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son. When their insular world suddenly expands beyond the confines of their four walls, the consequences are piercing and extraordinary." (Still Reading) Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman, Sun Runner has already given me the rest of the series and I can't wait to read the entire saga! (Note: It was slow at first, but I promise it picks up!!!)
Finished: Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, a heartbreaking look at a father's journey through his son's addiction. I picked this up over the weekend and didn't put it down until I finished it. The story is one I am all to familiar with and advise anyone that has ever had a loved one fight addiction, whether alcohol or drugs, pick this one up.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Words with Friends. I play it with people I'm sitting next to for goodness sakes!!!
Current Obsessions: See above.
Current Drink: Calcium Magnesium Citrate & I'm back on my coconut water with a splash of Pineapple kick.
Current Song: "A little bit Stronger" - Sara Evans
"Woke up late today and I still feel the sting of the painBut I brushed my teeth anyway
I got dressed through the mess and put a smile on my face
I got a little bit stronger"
Current Wish-List: To walk around like a normal person again.
Current Need: For my stress fracture to heal.
Current Triumph: Unfortunately there were no triumphs to celebrate in May, only setbacks.
Current Bane of my Existence: Need I bother answering this one?
Current Goal: (Repeated from March & April) To stay positive and focused on active recovery/xtraining so I can hit the ground running sooner rather than later. (It seems later is winning this one but I will not give up hope to be walking and possibly running by month end!!!)
Current Indulgence: Grapefruits!
Current Blessings: The continued love, encouragement, and support from my family, friends, and Spike through this injury.
Current Excitement: Returning to the pool tonight now that the "No Xtraining" ban has been lifted. I never thought I could be so excited to aqua slog or swim!!!
How'd your May shape up?!?!
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