|View from the West Hill Dam spillway|
|This is my standard view on any run - road, track or trail!|
Another reason I went for a walk today is because I'm forcing myself to get into the habit of cross training. Although my "official" Disney marathon training plan doesn't start until September 10, I built in a few pre-plan base weeks to make sure I could get into the routine. It calls for a cross-training day (which should be Monday) and should be walking, cycling, swimming, or any other type of aerobic sport. I tried to convince myself that my firearms class at the range tonight would qualify as cross training, but even I couldn't make that leap. Truthfully I probably should've done something a little more challenging than a walk, but it felt good to stretch my tight hip flexors. Walking through the woods today reminded me of how monumental it was over the winter when I finally graduated to one crutch, and then to one ski pole, as I gained stability. That seems like eons ago!
Today is my 10 month anniversary of the hip surgery, and honestly sometimes I forget I even had it! It seemed like the end of the world at the time, but here I am running 25 miles a week and gearing up for a winter marathon. I'm hoping to jump into a couple 5K's this fall, and then I'll be running the Newport half marathon on October 14. I'd like to find a good race to run on October 28, which will be the one-year anniversary of my surgery. After that it's train-train-train to Disney!