Well hello March. Glad you decided to stop in. Too bad you didn’t bring Spring-like weather with you. My only consolation to the deep freeze (-50C with wind) weather is that there are places in Canada that have been colder. Not sure how that’s possible but alas, this is winter.
Last week, I managed 2 short runs with no pain. First time running twice in a week in a very long time. Still only running 15 minutes total per run but I’m okay with slow, gradual progression if it means no pain and no setbacks. I a sense, the long, cold winter has been a blessing because I have no desire to be running outside in this and it’s usually the pavement that gets me into trouble because I just want to go forever and not stop.
Hubby and I also got to enjoy a short little day-date on Saturday. A rarity. Sadly, we didn’t do anything exciting: we ran errands. BUT we got to do them together and hang out sans kids for a couple of hours. Which means we enjoyed adult conversation and avoided having to deal with melt-downs, spilled sippy cups, complaining and general unhappiness while we navigated the cold city. It’s the small things sometimes.
This week, I will try for 2 runs again. Work has been super crazy lately but I think this week will be the week things settle down some and I don’t end up working through lunches and/or staying late to keep on top of everything. I’m still not increasing my run/walk times. If I can run pain-free twice a week for a few weeks, then I’ll gradually increase the run times but I really don’t want to risk a set-back when it feels like I’m finally making some forward progress.
Have a great week everyone and stay tuned!! I have some exciting stuff coming up that I can’t wait to tell you about over the coming weeks! Yihaw!