This winter has definitely been the toughest winter for me since I've become a runner. Ok so that's not really saying a lot since my first winter running was 2011 but whatever ;-) I love a good snow run. And since receiving my Icebug's, ice ain't got nothing on me either.
|Love my Icebug Buff almost as much as the shoes!|
The other major issue for me this winter has been sickness. I spent alot of time sick as a kid. I had asthma and sinus issues that were constantly wreaking havoc on me. Which is probably a major reason running never worked for me but I was able to swim competitively. Fortunately, a surgery when I was 17 and a gradual growing out of my asthma has really changed things for me. Of course I get little colds here and there but nothing that really sets me back a ton especially since I've started running seriously. Probably over the last few years I've missed maybe a few days of training total (not counting the last few weeks of my second pregnancy and some weeks of C-section recovery). Since the beginning of 2014, I've already missed 4 runs including 3 last week because I was so sick. And the other run I missed was right before the Key West Half for which I probably wasn't fully recovered.
|bunch of sick people last week :-(|
So between the weather and all the nasty germs going around, this winter has been a bit frustrating. I went into this winter training really excited to work with a coach and make the most of the opportunity that Emir gave me. Coach assures me that all will be ok and having a really bad week last week shouldn't affect my goals for the OD Marathon in March. I know he's right however I think I'm beginning to develop "treadmill fever" I literally am screaming inside "I just want to get out and run like normal!!!" And with yet another major snow storm starting as I type this, I can only dream of spring.