Wow, I can't believe Christmas is a few days away! The weekend of the marathon was so busy that it feels like I haven't recovered from that yet. And now my ankle is hurting, so I guess I haven't! It seems like I get a new injury every time I pick up my mileage. Boo. The week after the marathon, I felt good enough to run on Monday, but it was so cold (wind chill of 6 degrees!) that we decided not to run and I did the elliptical machine instead. Then I did a hilly 10 mile run on Wednesday, a 10 mile run on Friday (did part of Alice's long run with her), and a 15 mile trail run run on Saturday (the second half of the Mountain Mist course). Then Monday was an 8 mile run. So many longer runs is not usual for me, so I mostly wanted to record this for my own poor memory. It is good Mountain Mist training.
I've been thinking a lot about how important running should be in my life (see Jane's "Just a Thing" post for her momma's good advice on this topic). Also have a good post on body image in the works (complete with pictures of my tumultuous last 15 years or so). Digging out the old pictures has made me very contemplative of how running has affected both my body and my view of my body. It's on the to-do list for Christmas Break.