My site is finally fixed! My site is finally fixed! Do you have any idea how happy this makes me?!
Actually, it feels weird to have a normal functioning blog. And almost scary. I am afraid something else will go wrong or that it isn’t really fixed and a notification will pop up to tell me again that my site can’t be indexed by search engines.
I am grateful for my tech guy (that’s what I call him) for uncovering the issue. He said it was one of the most challenging issues to uncover so far in his career. There was a code placed somewhere in an .htaacess file (don’t I sound technical?) that was instructing search engines to go away. It’s possible I was hacked at some point but we don’t really know for sure.
All I know is search engines are finding me friendly again. 🙂
So the only picture I have taken in the last few days was of my new favorite Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Salted peanut butter. You can find the picture of the giant jar on Instagram in the stories thing. Not that my peanut butter is much of a story but no one else’s Instagram story is much more substantial than a jar peanut butter so I guess it’s acceptable story material.
What has our world come to by the way? Do you ever stop to think about what you find news and picture-worthy these days? Like, who cares what my jar of peanut butter looks like?
Tuesday morning was my first real workout of this half marathon training cycle.
On the schedule was a two-mile warm up, 12 X 1 min 5k pace/1 min easy plus cool down.
Lately I get this feeling like my outdoor runs are just sort of bleh. I like to blame the weather but then I wonder, is it really the weather? I love to run and still look forward to running each morning but so often I feel like I am moving so slow and can’t go any faster even if I tried.
During the warm up of Tuesday’s run, I still felt that way. I couldn’t stop thinking about feeling this way.
What was wrong? Nothing hurt. Nothing bothered me. So why do I keep thinking I am just trudging along? Do the people in my neighborhood notice how slow I am moving?
I was nervous for the speed intervals to begin. I was even considering that maybe, just maybe, training for a half marathon right now wasn’t smart. How was I going to suddenly start running at a 5k pace in a few minutes? What am I thinking to run a half marathon in eight weeks? That sounds really long, far and tiring.
The idea of not running the half marathon even crossed my mind. Maybe I would drop the training plan and return to routine workouts. That sounded like a good idea.
And then the warm up was over and it was time to start timing the one minute intervals.
Suddenly it felt like BOOM! I was off. I was running fast as if the thoughts hadn’t happened, as if I naturally move at 7:00 min pace like no big deal. Why is this? Why was I able to run so fast in an almost effortless way?
I was completely dialed into the intervals, I didn’t touch my music after setting it to my race playlist and didn’t think about anything else during those 24 minutes.
It is all mental right now? Have I become that runner who is more motivated to move faster when there’s a training plan telling me it’s time to run faster? Something to think about.
Did you see this about the mom who ran a half marathon while pumping a bottle? I am fascinated. I have friends who can pump while driving but running? Interesting. Good for her. I was never good at pumping. I rarely had the time to even sit there to pump since I was always feeding my hungry baby and when I did pump, the kid didn’t ever take the bottle. Hard to believe my baby will be 13 in only a few weeks and the Bar Mitzvah is in, um, 24 days.
Here’s a picture from when I was in total nursing mom mode. It was my son’s first birthday party. That’s my best pal Lisa and her son, who is still one of my son’s bestest friends. And Lisa was the nursing champ. She could pump while driving. If she were a runner, I would venture to guess she could pump a bottle while running. She is a great multitasker.
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If you are/were a nursing mom, do/did you use the pump?
Do you find that running can be really mental for you at times? Do you need a training plan to move faster?
What’s the image on your screensaver? I always mean to ask this. 🙂