So, I took a little break before the real training even began! I guess those few weeks that I had 'built in' for injuries, set-backs & just life in general are gone. The Christmas season was just so busy in our house. On top of that, my mom fell and broke her shoulder in 3 places, so I've had to help her out quite a bit.
Today was my first day back to running in over 3 weeks. I could definitely feel the fact that I hadn't run in a bit. I was winded quicker than usual, my pace was slower, and I just felt like complete crap. I ran 3 miles today, but my left hip started to hurt in the last 0.5 mile. Then I kept getting cramps in my stomach. It was not a fun run, at all. But, I pushed through it, finished...and I'm glad that I did.
Now, on to the real training...
BTW, my mom and grandmother bought me some really [super] cute running clothes for Christmas! I can't wait to wear them!