I just haven't been doing my monthly running updates. Mostly because I've been kind of disappointed in how things are going. I am out there running, but I'm slow and sluggish and don't feel right. It's hard. Here is a recap of the past 3 months.
I started February strong. The first two weeks of the month I ran 51 miles, did Shred 5 times, yoga 10 times, abs 8 times, and rode my horse 4 times. Then the vertigo hit halfway through the month and I didn't do anything the rest of February.
The first week of March I was still battling the vertigo. But after the first week I started forcing myself to run again. I could barely eek out 3 miles, and it felt rough, but I kept making myself get out there. I ran 68 miles, and towards the end of the month lifted weights twice.
Ran 95 miles, lifted weights x 4, hiking x 1, yoga x 3, abs x 1.
It's still a struggle. I'm not sure why I haven't bounced back. I've been running for ten years, and I've never felt this bad running for this long. I guess it it is what it is, and all I can do is suck it up and keep trying, and hope that, eventually, things will get easier. I'm still a runner. I'm just not a sleek and racing runner right now. But I'm still getting out there, and for now, I need to be content with that, because it appears to be the best I can do. I guess even people who have been running for over a decade have bad stretches.
Readers, in what areas of your life does your determination and heart show?