I cannot tell you how excited I was that we finally got to turn the clocks back this weekend! I was getting cranky because it wasn’t getting light out until 8am. That makes for a late start time for running!
It was causing my morning to run later than I like and then I wasn’t eating breakfast until super late. I was starting to feel off balance which was the cause of the crankiness.
With the changing of the clocks I was able to get out at 7am for my run this morning. YES! I know it won’t last long because as we get later into November it’s going to start remaining darker longer in the mornings but for now I’m loving it!
It was a good week! I got several runs in and while a few were shorter, 2.5 miles, I did get a 3.5 run in this morning. My hip injury is a really long and slow process of healing. Even longer than when I strained my right hamstring!
However this week there was a bit of a turning point or a realization, so to speak. I was running a 2.5 loop and was doing that distance because I was a little short on time and that’s all I would be able to fit in.
That run was strong and I knew that if I wanted to keep going, I could. My body was strong and my legs were strong. My breathing was spot on and I felt great.
Knowing that I was strong enough to keep going and would have been fine, was an amazing feeling. That’s when I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I realized that while this process is super slow, I will be able to come out on the other side of it and be a strong runner again. YaY!!
I’ve also been working on building my strength back up by doing weight training. While I don’t think I’ll be running double digits any time soon, I do think that I’ll be able to make it up to 6 miles this winter.
How’s your training going?