Mint’s PT / Running Log – 12.22.13

Frosty Footpath - winter snow
Winter is definitely here (Photo credit: blmiers2)

Hello Salty readers!

I don’t have much fitness to report for the month of December and I’m not really thrilled about that fact. Life, work + injury have really done a number on me.  I started revving up with pilates, which was awesome.  But then I completely overdid it with an arm workout and was in grueling pain for a week.  Add in business trips, my husband’s 40th birthday, our 14th wedding anniversary and upcoming Christmas and, well, the numbers simply aren’t impressive.

Even worse, since I have taken a hiatus from running, I have been feeling pretty crappy.  Tired, sluggish, up 10+ lbs.  Boo.  I need to get back at it.  My numbers for the whole year are pretty sad frankly and I really need to get my head back into the training game.  After I heal my #@!&* shoulder that is.  For now, I need to stop being a complete slacker and find a happy medium so I can retain my sanity and my health (even if not badassness – that is a word, right?)

This week I made a bit of an attempt.  I did pilates 2 times and ran 4 times.  All of my runs were on the treadmill and they weren’t too bad at all.  Nothing ground-breaking, but a start is a start.

Today I ran outside for an hour on slippery roads, but it was fun and it made me realize how much I need my running time – even if I do have to deal with some shoulder pain for it.

I am hoping that with the holiday weeks, I’ll be able to get back on track.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mindi is a serial marathoner. She is a private practice attorney, wife and mom of two awesome (and super fast) boys, ages 12 and 14. She coaches Girls on the Run and is a big advocate of youth running.

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