However things have finally, finally, turned a corner with running and I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have found my elevation lungs!
It took a long time, so long that I was wondering if I might have to give up running altogether. I thought maybe I wouldn’t ever be able to run at altitude.
A couple of weeks ago that changed, running got a little easier and I didn’t have to stop for walk breaks. I also didn’t feel like I was going to keel over and pass out after two miles.
Scott decided to pick up running again and naturally he was amazing at it. He hasn’t run in months and when I say months I mean, like six months.
He busted out 3 miles without a problem and of course the elevation didn’t seem to bother him at all.
He’s been running with me in the mornings and we’ve been able to get in 3.5 miles most days. Hooray!
I feel so positive and on cloud nine at this point. I am looking to get back to doing long runs and hope in 2013 to be able to do a few races. I would love to be able to reach double digits again and complete a half marathon next year.
Those are my goals along with losing the extra weight I put on thanks to the lack of running I was doing.
Here’s to a new year and getting back into runner mode!