Well January is going out with a vengeance with temps with lows near zero and highs barely in the teens. We have seen about a foot of snow since last week so we are making up for some of the lack of it earlier this winter. That still leaves us officially in a drought but has to be a small help.
My wife and I have been fighting flu since before Christmas. I got my flu shot but she did not and I will say most of my symptoms have been less severe than most of hers but the duration has been about the same. I don’t think I remember a severe head and chest infection like this that has lasted into 5 weeks and more. I even managed to get strep throat just as I was getting rid of the rest of the crap I had…ugh! Finally went on an antibiotic to kill the strep so hopefully it kills the rest too.
All of this has made our 25K training difficult to say the least but I have Astrid generally on track with where we should be and this Saturday will be a 9 mile run. I am working on her stamina right now and not worrying too much about speed but I am hoping that lung function will be better this weekend than we have had since before Christmas.
We have about 4 – 6 more weeks of potentially cold and snowy weather to train in before we can expect some reprieve. You know what they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! I expect to get a lot stronger between now and then