Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's been a long, long winter!

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.



  1. I'm currently suffering from a painful backache too - which is why I'm sat here surfing the 'net when I should be out running. Little aches and niggles become more frequent as I get older which interrupts training and, consequently, race times. But at coming up 82 I suppose I'm lucky to still be able to run at all!
    Stick at it Ginny.....and roll on summer.

    1. I certainly hope I am still running at 82! Very impressed! I will stop complaining now! Please come summer, it has been snowing here all day again today, I am about to give up!