I've been battling congestion, a cold and general ill feeling. My family has been in the same boat. I know I'm whining but it's so hard to get up and moving when it's dark and cold plus feeling like crud.
|My road. I don't run here when the weather is bad.|
It was in the teens my toes felt like frozen little sausages on my feet after about 5 minutes of running. It took almost 3 miles before my toes stopped hurting. That typically only happens on runs that are below 20 degrees.
By the time I was done, my feet were soaked and I was ready to take the rest of the winter off. After I ran Big Sur in 2010, I told myself that I'd never run another spring marathon since it meant having to train in the winter months. Then again, I told myself after Philly last year that I wasn't going to run any more marathons. I just keep lying to myself because not only am I running a spring marathon this year, I'm also running a fall one!
|Gives me a bit more traction than the normal Vibrams|
I've missed more runs on my scheduled than I care to admit. I signed up for the January Freeze series our local running group hosts each year. It's a 10k, four Saturdays in a row. I made it to the first two. I had a lot of fun and Tink cheered and sang for all the runners.
|Tink spent the whole hour |
cheering for all the runners.
I also bought a "tent" that is sold to protect spectators at sporting events. We got it so that Tink can sit at the track with us, regardless of the weather and be out of the elements. Now that we don't have someone at home to watch her, we have to get creative to run together. I got the R3 roller because the foot I sprained feels like it's trying to develop PF. I'm wearing My Musicians Strassburg sock, doing extra stretching and using this roller and the combo seems to be helping.
And last but definitely not least, new Vibrams. I have waited over a year for the yellow color to be back in stock. I don't need a new pair yet but they were on sale and in stock. Perfect shoe storm.
|This was a scheduled combo run. Part of it was run|
at threshold and part of it was race pace intervals.
This was my favorite run of January.