I think my runs in the snow in my heavy trail shoes two weeks ago gave me shin splints. Because DOOOOOOD. My shins are sad when I run now. I never did get my long run in last weekend, but I managed half the distance. I probably could have done the other half later in the day, but damn it. I was with family that I haven’t seen in YEARS and so maybe I’m not really a runner because I’d rather sit at the table for an hour listening to The Keepers of Family Stories (aka my aunties) and laughing myself into a decent ab workout than slog miles on an icy path while still experiencing the effects of a head cold that settled in my lungs.*

Kanye shrug. 

Back on my game this week, though. 

*Good news being I think that the 1/2 long run might have been the catalyst to my recovery from said cold. 

I think my runs in the snow in my heavy trail shoes two weeks ago gave me shin splints. Because DOOOOOOD. My shins are sad when I run now. I never did get my long run in last weekend, but I managed half the distance. I probably could have done the other half later in the day, but damn it. I was with family that I haven’t seen in YEARS and so maybe I’m not really a runner because I’d rather sit at the table for an hour listening to The Keepers of Family Stories (aka my aunties) and laughing myself into a decent ab workout than slog miles on an icy path while still experiencing the effects of a head cold that settled in my lungs.*

Kanye shrug. 

Back on my game this week, though. 

*Good news being I think that the 1/2 long run might have been the catalyst to my recovery from said cold. 

sharla facts:

39F and no wind is still short sleeve weather. A skirt might even have been fine. Wind remains my archnemesis of weather. 

I saw the official race photos from my DNF trail half. Here’s what’s awesome: both feet are off the ground. Milestone! Here’s what’s not awesome: I look like I’m about to throw up (which for the record, I was & then did). Le sigh. Try again next race season. 

sharla facts:

39F and no wind is still short sleeve weather. A skirt might even have been fine. Wind remains my archnemesis of weather. 

I saw the official race photos from my DNF trail half. Here’s what’s awesome: both feet are off the ground. Milestone! Here’s what’s not awesome: I look like I’m about to throw up (which for the record, I was & then did). Le sigh. Try again next race season.