Saturday, December 22, 2012

Where to Begin...

It's been a while since my last blog post. Nothing too exciting. I won a couple of races, the Bradbury Bruiser 12 miler for the 3rd time in a row, and the Kismet Cliff Run "Beast of the East", a couple of weeks later. I rounded out my fall season with an ill-advised run at the Cape Cod Marathon, which pretty much ended any momentum I had going this fall.

Since then, I've struggled to get any type of training going since the couple of weeks I took off after Cape Cod. I've been dealing with a lingering plantar fascia issue that has subsided in the last week, and my overall energy has been pretty low. I've had multiple nights of 10-11 hours of sleep, even on days where I didn't do anything physical, which is usually a sign that something is up. I've been pretty wiped from all of the field work I've been doing the last few months, trying to finish up projects before we got any significant snow. This time of year is always busy at work, and I've never been a fan of trail running in the dark, so it's usually a good time to lay low and re-cooperate, but something has been off the last few months. I finally went in for a physical last week, something I haven't done in 12 years, and had some blood work done to check my iron levels and to check for Lyme Disease. I have a follow-up appointment on the 15th, so hopefully I'll have some answers then. Until, then, I'm going to just try to take it one day at a time and try to get outside when I don't feel completely run down. We have some snow here in the north country now, so I'm looking forward to some snowshoeing,  XC skiing and some winter hiking. T'is the season.

Hopefully some terrain I will see soon.


  1. Is that an upper stretch of MW?

    Sorry to hear you are down a bit on the physical side.

  2. You got it. Took that last winter. It's looking down towards the southern Presis. Mt. Washington in winter is an amazing place.