I was out just after 6 this morning and there was about 3 1/2 inches ( 8cm ) of snow on the ground. Here in Sarajevo they snow from most roads and footpaths pretty quickly, but there were still some areas where I was running on soft and slightly crunchy snow, which was pretty nice. I find that when the footing is not so sure because of uneven surface due to the snow your upper legs seem to get a bit of a work out, that maybe they don't get normally. When I got home I did me little series of exercises and then I fixed myself some oatmeal with some sunflower and sesame seeds added, a little milk and sugar. I had 2 hot bowls and it really set me up for the morning.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
This morning was quite blustery, but the temperature was around 10C so not too bad. Actually if not for the wind it felt quite warm. I felt a little sore from the core exercises I have been doing but I finished well and my run this morning made it 750 consecutive days, so I am quite pleased with that.
Friday, February 1, 2013
When I was younger I used to do weight training in the winter to supplement my running. Well over the last few years I have been telling myself that I need to get more flexibility, but of course I would either forget this or just do it for a couple of days then stop. Well this winter I have finally got around to it and now usually after my morning run I do a few exercises to strengthen my core and some yoga to improve my flexibility. I have noticed an improvement in the way I feel when I run and the last few days my sleep seems to have also got better. As time goes on I will add more and plan to continue throughout the year and not just for the winter.