|A frosty run!
While I was getting that sorted out, things got very busy with the children doing various activities at school and getting ready for Christmas, and I found it very difficult to find time for running. Then we were away for a week, including my birthday trip to San Francisco! I did a lot of walking there, but no running. Well, no proper running, but Pete did persuade me to run up and down for a few metres at one point, just so that I can say I have run on the Golden Gate Bridge! (turn your head to the side...)
After getting back home I continued to see the physio, and she gave me permission to run, but only 3 miles at a time. So that's what I've been doing. I did 3 slow-due-to-lost-fitness runs before Christmas which were hard work.
We had a lovely Christmas Day at home, just the four of us. The kids opened their stocking presents, we went for a walk and then opened the rest of the presents. We had roast chicken for lunch, then kept eating all evening in front of the tv, before Pete and I played our traditional board game, which he traditionally won.
We came home yesterday, and I ran a 4-miler - my lonngest run for a few weeks! The physio wants me to build things up gradually, but I'm itching to be able to run further. Anyway, It's great to be back home now after a month in which we've only spent just over half of the nights in our own beds!
Having signed up for a marathon in April, I really should be beginning a training plan right now, but it'll have to wait until I get the all clear from the physio. After a year of excellent running, I'm hoping that this little period of injury and rest is nearly over.
Ran: 9x = 30m
Er... 1x 40th birthday, and 1x trip to San Francisco!