And just like that February is over. Blink and you missed it, I must have blinked. I feel like I was just running in Huntington Beach but in reality that was 4 weeks ago! So with that being said- here is my February recap-
Races- Surf City 13.1
February was actually a pretty consistent month for me. That said, the miles are lower than I would have liked but they’re still good. I hit every run on my training plan save 2. I missed one long run and one easy run by choice. Some aches and niggles made me think that rest days would be a better choice. Don’t they say that rest is training too? Along with that, I cut this week’s weekday runs short, only around a 5k each time. I know that those choices affected my overall mileage for the month. I would have had another 20 or so miles, maybe. I know I set a goal of 1000 miles in 2015 which breaks down to around 84 miles a month, I know I am behind. However I am not going to break myself just to meet that goal. See, I do have smart moments. :)
After last week’s increase in my leg issues, I was very hesitant to head out for a run on Saturday. And random note, I have run in pants more in the last week than I have all winter. Our neck of the woods got a little bit chilly. Bear in mind, I find the 40’s to be cold. Big baby over here! I finally headed out around 3 ish to test the waters. My first mile included 8 minutes of walking and clocked in at 13:00 but it didn’t suck so I kept going. Things were tight but not painful. Things loosened up a bit over the next 2 miles but I still knew things were off. I was planning on doing my short route- 3.8 miles- but when I got to split point between that and the point for 4.5 miles I was stuck. The road ahead was blocked off by fire trucks and police cars. Well crap, so 4.5 miles it was. I slowed down on the way home but didn’t feel too bad. I admit to over analyzing every twinge and every step.
I still have not decided what to do about Wine Country in 2 weeks. I want to see how I feel through out the week. I also have to figure out how to dress at work. I have heels, boots and flats. And by flats- I mean flat- zero support. I wore flats 3x last week and was aching most of the day. Heels one day and I rolled my ankle and stumbled into a cabinet- new bruises- yay! I do that all the time in those particular shoes though. I really should toss them but they are cute. And here returns the less smart moments. :) Oddly, I wore taller boots on Friday and it was the best my legs felt at work all week. I may deal with the toe pinching of those boots if my hamstrings appreciate them. :)
Onward to March!!! Oh, that sounds odd.
How was your February?
Any shoe suggestions? Anyone else as clumsy as me?