This winter is not providing the weather we usually have. All December and January we've had a temperature around 37-45 F and it's been rainy and wet. Usually this time of the year we have snow and the temperature can easily drop to 5 F... That was what I prepared my mind for (and gear, as I bought ice grippers to fit my shoes, but hey, havn't had to use them). So without the snow it's been really dark and gloomy. So happy thoughts is my guiding light and motivation. Do not surrender to the elements.
The other day I brought my dog running with me. Doing hill training. 10x up and down. Confusing my dog a bit as he's only been with me on my easy runs. Anyway, it feels great beeing on the run again haha after my disapointment in December, when I was feeling pain in my FHL. With Eric's advice it's really working! Doing foot excersices before my runs and massage my calves afterwards. A big thaaank you, Eric!
So I intend to step in to the foundation program next week. Just waiting for my running watch to arrive (havn't used a HR monitor before, just Runkeeper on my iphone). Really excited to do the tests!
Meanwhile I'm doing the foot excersises, working on form and Mantra knee drive. Also been doing some swimming, like a mile or so, twice a week. In the water my mind relaxes and just concentrating on my breathing. I feel free.
Greetings from a really wet part of Sweden!