I am so sorry that I have not posted in months! My running has been so sporadic since October. Back in November I started working with a personal trainer, which was great, but somehow I did something to my lower back which put me out of commission for over a month! My back still isn't right. Needless to say, between the weather and my back my running has suffered considerably. Just over the past month I have been trying to get there more.
Our winter has been brutal. If it isn't snowing and blowing , the temperature has been near or below zero with the chill factor. Heading into March and I think the temperature might reach 15 today if we are lucky and we had a little more snow last night! Winter is not a good time of year for me, I think I may have a touch of depression in winter. I am definitely a warm weather, sunshine kind of lady.
I ran outside this past Sunday with no snow on the street! It was wonderful. The past few Sundays I have gone out it has been with my Yaktrax plowing through 3 to 6 inches of snow.
Aches and pains galore this year too. Not sure if it is just because of my age or what. But up until this year I have almost never had any pain anywhere. Now it seems like something always hurts, my hip, my back, hamstring...always something. Maybe the extra mileage that I have been doing the past 5 years? Just not sure what is going on, but I don't like it. I won't stop running, but just wondering if maybe I should not do so many Half marathons this year. I am already registered for two. The Cleveland Half in May and The Mighty Niagara in September.
Anyway, I hope this hasn't been a downer, because I will not give up my running and I so enjoy the half marathons, so I will just keep running and hope my little aches and pains disappear with the winter.
If anyone does read this blog and has been experiencing any thing that I have, I would love for you to comment. Like I said, just not sure if it just my age and my years of running catching up with me or what.