I love running, I really do, but lately I have been having trouble. My mind is willing, but my body is not as able. I feel like my runs are missing something. I feel like I am not performing as best as I could be. I have been blaming it on the cold weather and tired legs still recovering from the marathon, but is that really it? Do I have a nagging injury that requires more time to heal?
I have been keeping up with my goal to incorporate strength training into my weekly routine. And with the Princess Half Marathon coming up in three weeks I wanted to get some more miles under my belt before the race. This past weekend I got in an 8 mile run and enjoyed it, but my hip was really hurting afterwards. I would like to get a least a 10+ mile run in by February 15th.
We had some snow on Monday so I am hoping to get in a run on Tuesday before another storm comes on Wednesday dumping 6-10 inches on us. I think I will take the opportunity to take a break until Saturday and let my legs heal some more and I will work on more strength training and physical therapy exercises and sled riding! I just miss that time alone listening to my pod casts. I may have to turn my run time into a walk time. How can I miss out on getting out into this beautiful scenery?!
Have you ever been in a rut? What do you do to get out of it?