That last half marathon I did in the cold air was not kind to my lungs. When I tried to race again 5 days later on Thanksgiving, they failed me. I killed the first mile in about 6 minutes, and then my lungs locked up and I couldn't really breathe. I tried to fight it for another mile or so, then I gave up and jogged the rest of the 5 mile race. On the bright side, apparently I can maintain a sub 8 min/mile pace even when I'm having an asthma attack. So that's nice.
Also, it was really nice to go to a race with both my brothers and one of my sisters! We didn't take a group photo, but hopefully next year we will get to race together again.
After the Thanksgiving race, I had to take it easy for a bit to let my lungs recover. I went for a jog three days after the race, and could tell that my lungs weren't ready for anything faster than a jog. I took a few more days off and ran on Wednesday. I did less than 4 miles, but my lungs felt much better. Then I took a few more days off because the weather was crappy and I didn't feel like dealing with it. I ran 6 miles on Saturday and it felt really good.
Today it was 50 degrees so I got the bright idea to go for a bike ride because it was "warm." Turns out 50 degrees on a bike feels more like 20. I knew it would be colder, but not that much colder! Lesson learned. If I want to bike again before June I will need to buy some biking gloves. Other than the frozen fingers, the ride was really good though.