The winner of the Energy Bits/Recovery Bits is Pam Gordon! I hope you enjoy your bits as much as I do.
The Recovery Bits saved me again this week. Both boys had colds with coughs, fevers, and runny noses. I took my Recovery Bits (12 bits, 3 times a day) every day. Despite being covered in baby snot and drool and being coughed on all day long, I never got sick. Success.
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I’ve been trying to figure out what my next running goal is. I waffle back and forth between wanting to run longer and wanting to run faster – I want to do both, but I know I need to focus on just one right now. I was contemplating registering for a local 50K in February. I know I want to run an ultramarathon one day, but I’m not sure if now is the right time. My other goal is to improve my pace. I lost all the speed I had built up after I had Zain during my pregnancy with Ezra and I still haven’t been able to get it back since I had him. My running can be categorized as pre-baby #1, post-baby#1/pre-baby #2, and now post-baby #2. Each stage of my running has been so different.
Aside from my pace and distance goals, there are other things I have to figure out as a running mom, like how to take a shower. We’ve kept a pack ‘n play in our bathroom since Zain was born. That way after I ran with him, there was a safe place to contain him. Now Zain is old enough to just hang out in my bedroom while I shower and I keep Ezra in the pack ‘n play. Every once in a while though, Zain likes to hang out with Ezra.
Would you rather run faster or run longer? Or both? I think the best path might be for me to work on my pace first with shorter distances then progress to longer distances next year. My 2 very slow half marathons this year certainly have me itching to improve my pace, but I also have feel the need to try a new race distance which is why the 50K is appealing. Decisions, decisions.