Happy Monday to everyone!!
You won’t believe what I get to do on this glorious Monday…….
I actually get to do a weekly recap from last week lol. I know things are pretty weak over here in AZ but I am fully aware of it and am slowly building back to the runner I once was. I get the impression that many of us have a lot of pride and get disappointed with ourselves when training is not where we think it should be. Understandable, but you have to celebrate the small victories to keep the bus moving. So, I am pretty excited that I ran three days last week after the month of April when I had a total of 21 miles lol.
4/27/15...Planned: 3 miles...Actual: 1.5 miles @ 9:25 pace
On Monday’s I meet with another dad from my church for a little men’s bible group. The past two weeks I’ve decided to jog to our meeting since we meet at a Starbucks near my house. So this evening I planned to jog up there for the meeting, then jog home after which would give me just over 3 miles. Once I got there, relaxed, and discussed our bible topic, the last thing I wanted to do was jog home. No shame, I asked my buddy to give me a ride home lol.
4/29/15...planned: 3.5 miles, 1,300 elevation gain...Actual: 3.64 miles, 1,352 elevation gain
Woke up early to hit the mountain before work. Was able to catch some good shots of the sunrise before I bombed back down and headed to work. Feet and ankles were thrashed but I loved every moment of being on the mountain. I told Mrs. Schlub that my enjoyment for trail running will never go away, way too much fun.
5/2/15...Planned: 3 miles...Actual: 3.01 miles @ 9:09 pace
I had planned to wake up Saturday morning to run before we got started with kid’s sports for the day. I was lazy and just sluggish and just about shut down this run. Once I got outside and laced up my shoes, everything was ok. I got to the 1.5 mile mark and was able to shoot the sun coming up over the mountains. Why in the world did I consider missing this view??
I have to swallow my pride a lot right now because my running is nowhere near the level it was at the end of last year. With that being said, at least I’m out there running and that’s all I can ask for. Stamina will come back and miles will build, it’s only a matter of time.