Last week I had a pretty awesome New Eve's trail run..it was close to teens cold and my hair got hard and crusty where I sweated and it froze, but even so... I had a few of those moments...where your legs glide and you feel no resistance. I was soaring.
The run did not begin that way though, in fact one of my feet was so numb during the first mile I wondered if I should quit. One foot was a lot colder than the other..☃ is that weird? I kept going hoping it would get warm and was rewarded with some happy miles. The frozen hair was hilarious, but no picture.
Then I did not run for 5 days. I finished 2017 with a bang and then poof! My wick went out.
My toenail fell off New Year's Eve...that was a new experience. It had been terribly loose a few weeks but it still freaked me out a little when it finally happened.
I don't want to post lots of feet pics, but I will gladly email a pic to show what it was hanging like if you are curious LOL
Anyway...I thought I would take a day off and wrap it when I ran next...but that next run never happened all week.
It snowed, so it was easy. There's ominous icicles hanging everywhere.
I could barely walk from the car to the gym without slipping so no snow running for me. If this ridiculous weather keeps up this southern gal may need to invest in a pair of the Yaktrax....who would have thought?! Certainly not me, I've lived here a lot of winters and never even seen flakes....these last few winters have sucked. Maybe I have the deep freeze blues?!! I have summer S.A.D. usually but I have always loved winter. This is weird!
Y'all, they don't plow any side streets here, and no melting has occurred since we are nonstop below freezing, and I run on roads with cars, no sidewalks...it is just too dangerous to try while cars are slipping all over.
Luckily, I have a trainer twice a week for a few months and we are doing lots of functional strength sessions. I am clumsy, challenged, and lack balance but I already knew that😅I am going to try to work on it and see what happens. The extra recovery days were probably okay, I had some strange soreness after 3 sessions the previous week doing an evaluation and trying new things, but I am starting to worry about losing all my run fitness...and I miss my runs!
|I can't jump so I step up and it winds me...no joke|
1 - Sleeeeeep
2 - Training session #5 1:21:47
3 - walking, rest
4 - Arc Machine - 0:23:04 - Training #6 - 1:10:36
5 - more rest
6 - First Run 2018 - 3.02 treadmill mi 0:34:49 - Mixed Cardio - 0:38:41
7 - 3 more TM miles - 3.20 mi 0:34:16 - Mixed cardio Again - 0:35:54
I am not powering head on into 2018, I am inching in.
I am now signed up for two races in April. One half and the local 10K. I added my upcoming events to my Athlinks profile and bravely put in my anticipated finish time. I better start running!! I want to see a 2:15 half again so bad.
Athlinks and BibRave recently teamed up, but I was already an account holder! It is a great way to assemble all your race results in one place...some folks may have to invest some time to claim them all :) like our host who has run a ton of races, but it is nice to have your stats in one place. I added a few races that did not show in the search and it was a quick easy process. I have always tried to keep a spread sheet where I drop the link to the results in so I can find something quickly if I need too, but I started slacking at it and now I don't really need it.
Speaking of assembling stats, I am also a Smashrun user and I love it. It syncs with my Garmin app and I can see some cool things like all my 5 mile runs ever...the average paces for my years of running, etc...if you like stats you will probably like Smashrun. It is not even a sponsored thing, I just like it!
I have a few things like run or workout on Mondays...run the last day of the year... or the first day I get quirky about ...there are just certain rituals I feel set me up for success or are good luck charms, and I blew them all this year! LOL
Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy connecting with you all. Have a great week!
Ever had a nail come off?
Have a toenail turn black after running in the rain?
Want to join me on Athlinks!?
Heard of Smashrun?
Yaktrax users- Will Yaktrax keep me from busting my tush on the snow and ice?
How did your year start off? Anyone not freezing?!