I decided to take it easy after my marathon in terms of my training. Almost a month off from running. Then I backed off quite a bit from my weekly mileage and tried to do mainly non-running workouts.
|Southwest Oklahoma cotton fields in December.|
Even though my knees and hips held up during this last marathon season, I can tell I'm going to have to strengthen them up if I want to keep on running. And if I want to get faster.
I decided to implement more non-running cardio and weight training before my next marathon.
|I enjoy running out in the country. Especially on warm December days.|
As usual though, winter brings sickness and cold weather so my running drops off. I got to do one 5K in December which was fun along with some other running days.
|Look at this cutie I met on my run.|
|Had to stop and pose with the donkey!|
|I was hoping I would get to full workout mode this week, but it didn't happen with traveling and an unexpected snow day with the kids.|
|Pretty wheat fields|
|Three of the kids went with me after my run for a walk-run. Jaci and Case took turns dribbling and pushing Baby.|
|Showed the kids the cotton. |
Case: "Cotton grows?!?"
|That's my running girl! She ran almost the whole two miles or so that we went. |
She would run and then stop and wait for me to catch up.
My favorite moment was when we were running next to each other and H looks over at me, "Mama, I love you."
I'm excited about getting to run the marathon in OKC with a new time goal.
Here's to hoping the cross-training pays off!