We are SO close to March that I can almost smell the fresh spring air! Ok, well not really, because more than likely we will have another month of wintery weather. But the worst of the winter is over for most of us! Since it’s the last Friday of the month and the end of winter, it’s time for Runfessions!
To be honest, I have sort of enjoyed winter running this year. There are a few reasons of this. First, the winter has been pretty mild. I haven’t had to deal with ice or too many days of sub-freezing temps. The rare days that have been very cold I’ve just run on the treadmill.
I’ve also appreciated being outside more this winter. I guess with working part time I spend a lot more time in the house. Last winter I was on maternity leave and probably left the house 5 times all winter. So getting fresh air feels good. Also, I appreciate every outdoor run I can get now that they are harder to squeeze in. I’m excited that it’s almost the end of winter, but this year hasn’t been so bad.
Running with a stroller is stressful enough, but dealing with winter weather makes it even more complicated. I’m always wondering if its too cold to take him out and then once we are out there I am trying to decide if he is comfortable. I’m excited for spring when hopefully the weather will be ideal for stroller running.
I’ve managed to get in all my workouts and cross-training, but the one area I’ve been slacking in is foam rolling. I do a little bit before strength training but that’s about it. I used to keep my Trigger Point roller in the living room and use it in the evening, but I’m pretty sure Grayson would think it was a toy, and hurt himself (or me) with it.
Fueling for Half-Marathon Training
Another area I need to work on is fueling better. Over the past year my own nutrition has taken a backseat while it’s been all about providing for someone else. I need to get back into the habit of prepping some healthy snacks to have on hand. There were a few weeks in a row that I made Superhero muffins. However, I used whole wheat flour instead of almond flour (Grayson has a nut allergy and I like to share them with him) and they came out kind of dry. So I need to figure out something else to try.
On a non-running related note, baby proofing the house is stressing me out. It’s such a long, ongoing process and I keep finding other things we need to baby proof. He has just starting taking a few steps and I know that he will be all over the place soon. Our house just does not seem baby friendly at all with the way it’s set up!
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Have you enjoyed winter running more or less this year?
Do you have any good recipes for easy, nut-free snacks?
What do you have to runfess this month?