Fall Back For The Win

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?

4 thoughts on “Fall Back For The Win

  1. Taylor (Columbus IIN student!) says:

    Hi Andrea! Glad you are feeling better to get back into training! Where do you run? I live in Vic. Village and I run in that area, if you ever want a running buddy! I was also wondering if you would want to meet up to do a health history soon? My program started in September (I’m not sure when you started) and I definitely need more practice. Let me know!

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