Yesterday was my second run this week. I got out Tuesday for 4.25 miles and another 4.2 yesterday.
I DID NOT WANT TO RUN WHEN I GOT HOME FROM WORK…
Sorry, did I say that too loud.
Work went well, but I was feeling quite tired. I honestly think I am still feeling lag from my adventure in the snow last week. But I knew what I had to do. I got home, I went upstairs and got into my running clothes. I put on my jacket. I went out into the 40 degree cold with 20 mph wind and ran 4 miles.
I was glad that I did when it was over. Also it was a fast run for me. I ended at an 8:45 pace for 4.2 miles. I was in pain somewhat with my hip. I think when it is cold out, I hold my body tight and that isn’t good for either hip.
Last night I woke up with my good hip hurting. Hmmm. Will I ever just feel good running? Maybe not. I also wonder sometimes if I will ever get back to my 200 mile months. I am not going to push it right now, but it has been a long time since I went up that high in my mileage. If it weren’t for the snow last week I would have broken 100 miles for the first time since August. Actually last month was double of any month since before my marathon. So I can’t complain.
Thinking of running a marathon again, let alone qualifying for Boston is so far beyond me at this point that it is rather upsetting.
I guess I have to forget what is behind and push forward. I have to see today, tomorrow and a year from now. One day I will get back my mileage, I will run a marathon and, Lord willing, I’ll qualify for Boston.
I am still a 51 year old man who has lost 100 lbs, and can run 6 days a week.
It could be worse.