|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!
You've had a great year, Liz! I wish you all the best for 2013!ReplyDelete
Lovely trip to San Francisco. Your Christmas day sounds perfect.ReplyDelete
I love your Christmas sweaters. One of my other bloggy friends was looking for some just like this but being in Australia it was a hopeless cause. I think she'll have to do the on-line shopping thing this year.ReplyDelete
I hope you and your family have a really happy 2013. And I hope it dries up over there soon.
Funny how sometimes we fight ourselves just to get outside & train. So when an injury occurs, we can't wait to get back to the miles. Hope y'all had a beautiful Christmas and stayed healthy. Keep healing. You'll be back on track soon.ReplyDelete
Happy new year! So good to hear you are pain free which marathon are you planning to run in April? I hope 2013 will be only healthier and a lots of PR :)ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you're almost pain-free. Also, Happy Birthday! San Francisco is on my list that I have to get to!ReplyDelete
Happy New YEar!!
I'm glad your running is coming along. We both have April marathons! I am cautiously optimistic for now.ReplyDelete