Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hello Chicago and Hello 2012!
I did very little running last year, as it was quite a difficult year, and I did not enjoy most of it. I think my surgeries left me feeling really bad and I was in a lot of pain. I was glad to see the back of 2011, especially since Stuart moved to Chicago in August and I was left in Boston. Reason being, I did not want to move without a job. Thankfully my company have allowed me to keep my job, and work from home.
Although we are still surrounded by boxes, it is nice to be living in a flat again. Ours overlooks Grant Park, and I have set up my office so that when I look out of the window, the above pic shows the view which greets my eyes.
After an 8 month lay off, I started running again - albeit very slowly. It is very convenient to have that park and Lake Shore Drive so nearby. After my first run outdoors on Monday, I thought I was going to collapse after 5 minutes, but I kept at it and managed half an hour. I ran for half an hour yesterday on the treadmill as it was quite icy outside and it was great to be able to go for half an hour - at a still very slow pace. I had another operation over Christmas, but luckily it did not leave me as drained as the first one did. I still have 2 more to come later this year, but I feel more enthusiastic about things than I did last year.
Well, tomorrow is a run day and I am planning on 45 minutes...baby steps, but I'll get there! Hope you are all well, and enjoying your running.