Well, this past month unfortunately wasn’t the month I was hoping for. It started off with such promise and hope! It did, unfortunately however, quickly go downhill. In the week leading up to my ski trip I was really struggling to get any training in – running or otherwise. But no worries! I had down over 25 miles the previous week so one down week leading up to my ski trip seemed ok. And it would have been if I hadn’t managed to go and badly hurt myself while skiing. This is the reason I didn’t really want to do any ski trips leading up to my marathon. I was afraid I’d hurt myself and miss the race. Fortunately for my ski trip the fall came at the end of the last day. I felt a little lame as I left the slopes since it didn’t really hurt much yet but it turned out to be a good choice. By the time I got on the plane that night it hurt a lot. Turns out I (at the minimum) bruised my ribs. Its possible I even fractured them but I never went for x-rays since the treatment is the same – nothing.
So for about 2 1/2 weeks following that mishap, I couldn’t run at all. I could barely sit up to get out of bed for the first week. I tried a run early on and it hurt a lot so that was the end of that. Finally this past week I was able to hit the road again. Its still a little achey when I run but not painful enough to keep me from going out. I do have a triathlon soon after all! So unfortunately that means last month I did around 27 miles.
My total for the year stands at 170 miles which puts me on pace for ~700 miles this year. That’s not even half of my original 1500 mile goal so I’m going to have to step it up to hit 1k which I’m sure I can still do. I do have to average about 92 miles a month to get there but that should be easy enough. I guess this is the price of having too much fun skiing.