Back At It

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I had a goal of hitting 550 miles for the year last year but I came up shy by about 6 miles. In the end I was okay with that. The flu, some big life changes & a whole lot of holiday travel prevented me from having any form of free time the last few weeks. On top of all of that Winter finally hit the Midwest. I draw the line at 20 degrees for running outside.

Today we had a random 40 degree day, the snow started melting, the ice disappeared and I decided to do a little exploring.

Not really knowing where I was going I just headed out for a run and discovered that I have a whole lot of hills around me. I was not planning on a hill workout but that was what my run turned into!

In the end I think I wound up doing 3 “major” hills and then a few little rolling hills throughout the run. I was used to having maybe one major hill in my run and sometimes would add in two more. It was a shock!

It’s been three weeks since my last run but damn it felt good to be out! It was pretty windy out so it was a little bit of a rough run but it felt great to stretch out. I was even a little sore tonight after it. The hills might’ve had something to do that.

Training for half marathon number two starts in a few weeks. I’m still trying to figure out how and when I can fit those runs in but I’m still excited to start. I won’t lie, I miss my long runs!

How was your holiday? Back at running? Dealing with winter?

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