I came down with some sort of 24 hour flu on Friday, which extended into Saturday. So my weekend run never materialized. My knee doesn't hurt but my ITB feels tight. Combine that with lingering fatigue from the flu and I feel like my body is falling apart. So my return to running has been postponed until Tuesday morning. Tomorrow I'm getting back into strength training, which had also fallen to the wayside these past few weeks. Its not so much that I feel like I need to push myself. It's more that I don't feel normal without a certain amount of exercise in my daily life.
This morning I finally met Olga in Forest Park, where we went on a hike on Wildwood with our sons. (Actually, we had met previously, but hadn't really had a chance to talk at that first meeting.) As those of you who know her already know, she is as warm, friendly, kind and open as you would imagine from reading her blog. Among other things, we talked about our running plans for next year. That inspired me to add my tentative schedule to my sidebar on the right. Since this is supposed to be a trailrunning blog, I didn't include any road marathons. But I have a few of those in mind to add to the mix too.
Hopefully my next post will be about running!