Mrs. Schlub and I have been officially married for 10 days now. Now in those 10 days I’ve already managed to make her mad a few times (Yup I’m a guy, we do dumb stuff) but there is just something different about our life after the marriage. I honestly feel like we have hit a whole new level and all my thoughts surround “Wow, I am married to this amazing woman.” I feel like we should be celebrating 1 week married, 10 days married, 1 month married, etc. but of course we are adults (Ok very questionable in my case lol) and will handle this as such. I just wanted to share and remind all my blogger friends when you see your spouse/significant other that there was once a honeymoon period for all of us and we should try to cherish that as much as possible, regardless of kids, many years together, or whatever else life throws our way.
Along with that, yes I have been running regardless of being MIA from blogging. Here is a quick recap of the past few days. Sorry no pictures, I have really been slacking these past few days.Saturday 7/12:
I headed out early that morning to meet up with the local running group for the scheduled long run, and actually ended up running into Helly On The Run. It was pretty cool meeting a fellow blogger and overall a pretty solid run. As much as I enjoy running on my own based on my personal schedule and however I feel on a given day, there are some benefits to running with a group. It was much easier knocking out 8 miles while chatting with the runners alongside you, opposed to the usual grind with just the thoughts in my own head. Another take away from this run was the improvement in my fitness. We completed the 8 miles and had it not been for the heat, I contemplated running down another member of our group and logging a few more miles along side him. The elevation gain is really paying off in training.Planned - 8 miles Actual - 8 miles Elevation Gain - 28 ft
Sunday 7/13:I had planned to meet up with a buddy and hit our local running store where they were holding a fun running event for our running group. Well Saturday night the weather was pretty bad, I had old man softball with Mrs. Schlub, and in all honestly just wanted to sleep in on Sunday lol. So I slept in and it was fantastic.
Planned - 3.1 miles Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0 ftMonday 7/14:
Yesterday I didn’t really have anything planned. Taking a look at my weekly mileage and what I have planned the rest of the week, I figured a nice easy 3-4 miles would do my legs good and add to my weekly total. Well Buster and I came out pretty hard (1st mile - 7:40 min/mile) and pretty much gassed him out. We ended up alternating walking/jogging the whole way back home.Planned - 3 miles Actual - 2.5 miles Elevation Gain - 40 feet
Tuesday 7/15:I woke up early to hit the trail before work planning to knock out 7-8 miles. I wasn’t hitting the summit today so I would be missing about 400 feet of elevation gain but I needed the miles. Hit the neighborhood roads right at 4am and hit the trail about 430. I changed the batteries in my headlamp and this makes a HUGE difference. I could actually see through the darkness and didn’t need to rely on the moon to find my way. As I wasn’t hitting the summit, I was able to hit the midway point and just sit and enjoy being out on the trails with all the noises and peace of the outdoors. I can’t put into words how fantastic this was. Have I ever told all of you how much I love running trails lol.
Planned - 8 miles Actual - 8.10 miles Elevation Gain - 1,004 feetSo what’s been going on with your training since last week?