I don't know how to write about my running these days. With my giant goal of running in the 2016 Olympic Trials no longer in the future, it seems I have nothing to say. While I don't always enjoy the process of writing, I usually appreciate the entries after they're published. It's pretty cool to have my own little running history in journal form, even if just for me to re-read someday. Hence, I'm returning to regular blogging with a spring update.
|Running Happy this spring|
While I'm not chasing a giant goal this spring (5k PR, I'm still coming for you though!), I'm still hitting the roads daily. After my last marathon, I took a full two weeks off running and built back very slowly (e.g. 30 mile weeks once I started training again). I intentionally lost fitness, gained weight, and stayed up past 8pm. With years remaining until 2020, it was the optimal time to slack off! I even gave myself the option of skipping runs if I didn't feel like going that day. Surprisingly though, I never took myself up on these offers. I've truly fallen in love with running again, separate from any attachment to training for future goals. Not coincidentally, I've been feeling really great in training too. There's nothing better than starting and ending the day with a run!
|First hilly 5k of the year 3 weeks after my marathon. I love an all womens race!|
|Awards after my second 5k attempt. Dr. Ray and I finished 1-2!|
|Getting ready to climb Sabino Canyon. Jesse and Kurt coordinated their outfits.|
|Sabino Awards. I run for shoes!|