I am not complaining, but I basically ran 4 miles early in the week before the snow, ice, and cold came, and after that I decided to not train this week. I thought about my IT band aching, and my plantar fascitis flairing up, and basically resolved to rest. I am not going to get any quality training in, and I am not even sure my IT band is going to allow me to attempt the volume of mileage I need (even on the shorter mileage training plan), so I am just going to take the time to rest, recovery and slowly build back.
It is strange how two hours in October are still dictating my training three months later. Plus, I am having severe doubts about attempting an ultra. I may need another year running races of 13.1 to 26.2 before I am capable physically to go longer. Who knows.
Just had a good time hanging with my little guys this week, went bowling with a three year old this afternoon, and really am reminded of what is most important in life: