Last week, with the stress of work and moving, I decided to listen to my body and take a break from running for a week. I was having persistent lower back pain and some weird spots in my right foot. I concentrated hard on my yoga practice, and after a few days, I think I yoga-ed my way out of pain. Needless to say, I think I needed a little rest. But I am feeling 100% again and I am back to it!
Last night I ran 5 miles with my run group, and it felt amazing! I was glad to be back in my shoes. I took it pretty slow (9 min pace), but my back felt great.
The crew came out for another good run!
I decided to go out again this morning because we have some bad weather rolling in, and I figured it would be a gamble if I tried to run after work.
Cause… you know… if it’s not snow, it’s like tornados or something around here.
AND GUESS WHAT!!! I SAW A RIVER OTTER!!! Like….a real river otter on the St. Joe River. I freaked out and watched it for a while before finishing up and heading home.
That little bump on the log isn’t just anything… THAT’S A RIVER OTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a bit of a gloomy day, but it was still a pretty one.
Anyways, I am glad to be back, and I’m ready to start training for the Hospital Hill Half next week (it’s only 58 days away!!!!) with some speed work and hill repeats!
What are you training for? Have you seen any cute and cuddly animals on your runs?