This first bit has nothing to do with training.
We had to make the tough decision to put our last remaining old dog down. He was old and hadn't been well for some time, his quality of life was poor, and it was selfish to keep him alive just for our own sake.
Until today, we've had at least one dog for the entire 17.5+ years of our marriage. It has been hard parting with each of them (3 in total), and it has been particularly difficult today to have no more dogs in the house. Good thing we still have the two cats...being totally petless (is that a word??) would be really depressing.
Now back to training.
Today I got to run for an hour. Went slow, but no more groin pain. YAY!!
I usually take Mondays off from training, but I'm running for an hour (slow) again tomorrow morning...or at least that is the plan. I have SOOOO missed running. When I swim, I count strokes and laps and such. I like swimming, but it keeps my mind as busy as my body. On the bike, I think about how much I suck at cycling and struggle with what gear I should be in, etc. But when I run long and slow, I am able to put my body on autopilot. I get this incredible rush and an overwhelming sense of peace. And I really need that right now.