So I probably told you I signed up for the Goofy in January 2014 and December is my biggest training month and I am ready...sort of. This weekend I had 3 runs in a row, 10K Friday, 20K Saturday and 30K on Sunday. I did the 10K on Friday on the treadmill and felt great, I like running on the treadmill. I did the 20K outside on Saturday, it was cold -15C but sunny and the roads were OK for the most part. The last 3K was slippery but OK and my quads were sore after. I was covered in frost after the run and I had to wear my water bottles inside my jacket to stop them from freezing.
|me after my run Saturday|
Today it was warmer but it had snowed and the sidewalks were hard going, one step forward half step back and a killer on the calves and quads. 12 mins into the run I turned over my ankle but I kept on running, it did not hurt too bad at the time. So I guess my high pain threshold is a curse sometimes because my ankle did not start hurting until the 22k point of the run and now I cant walk on it. I ran 23.3K today, not quite my scheduled run but given the conditions and my ankle, I am happy with my effort. Now I have to wait to see how hurt my ankle is so I can figure out what effect it will have on my training plan. I remembered today why I like running on my treadmill, it is warn, it is not slippery and I have a bathroom near by whenever I need it.
December is always a busy month in our house, birthdays, Christmas, school stuff and now a vacation the week before Christmas. The week I am on vacation is also my biggest training week, I can not do the schedule as it is but I am trying to figure out how much is do-able, how much I can shift around and how much I need to change so I can still enjoy my vacation. Life is all about balance, balancing work, family, friends and training and I constantly struggle to maintain the balance. I am looking forward to this vacation, I really need it so I will do my best to balance it all and have fun....because without the fun, what is the point.