I'm linking up with Marcia today from Marcia's Healthy Slice and coming clean with my Runfessions. After all, they are good for the SOLE. (So corny, couldn't resist.)
I've been rather lazy in January. After feeling exhausted at the end of the year, I decided to reduce my mileage hoping for a nice re-boot, so to speak. I do feel much better, but I am also still running the lower mileage. Yes, I ran two half marathons in January but the in-between mileage was certainly nothing spectacular. It's simply time to get back to it.
|Just push it already !!|
How am I doing with my plan to incorporate strength training, you ask? Absolutely horrible! I've had a severe case of tennis elbow since the day after Christmas. Something I thought would last a few days is still hurting. It hurts to pick up the stapler on my desk. What did I do to said elbow? I have no clue. But, whew!! -- thank goodness it's an injury that doesn't affect running!
|Proceed with caution...|
One last thing...I've gained 5 pounds slowly over a 2 year period. I hear tell (thanks to Herbie on the Run) that an extra 5 pounds cause your half marathon times to be reduced by over 2 minutes. Excuse me? Well *ahem*, actually that sounds about right! The first couple of pounds I chalked up to additional muscle (bahahaha) but now the others -- just, ugh! Lower mileage is definitely not helping me here, neither are the Sweet Potato Biscuits I recently found in the frozen food section of Publix.
So tell me, what would you like to runfess? I'm listening!