I don't know what it is but I'm really enjoying running lately.
Yeah it's still hard but I'm working well with my mind again so I can just shut it out and let the body do it's thing.
Maybe it's because I'm not focused on an event?
Maybe it's because I'm starting to feel like a "real" runner now that I've run a marathon
Maybe it's because I know missing a week or two doesn't make a difference in the scheme of things and know what I have to do to be fully prepared for next years marathon..
I don't know.. I just know that I'm in a recovery phase right now but I'm running a lot of kms and enjoying it...
Injury wise... sometimes I think I'm completely cured and other times I'm not so sure having hip pains and lower back pains at the oddest time. They're not constant but when they come on, they make it difficult to move and I wonder how I run at all!! yet other times I feel great!
And I was having shooting pains through my legs the few weeks after the marathon but that seems to have gone too..
Another lesson learnt.... don't persist in shoes you KNOW aren't good for you!!!!
Total kms for September so far, 114kms