The moon was beautiful this morning. It was a little chilly (29F) with some wind – good to keep cool. Yesterday I took 26 flights of stairs down and I worked some muscles. Despite some early soreness the legs felt pretty good and overall it was a good run. I’m so grateful that I can wake up and go for a run – or a walk. Being outside connects me to the world.
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still. ~Chinese Proverb
Running improves my physical health, makes me less anxious, and it reminds me that I can accomplish just about anything if I put my mind to it.
Running helps me be me.
Last week my goal was to run 19.5 miles and I completed 19.95 (I’m surprised I didn’t know this and make sure I added .05 to a run!)
For the upcoming week, my goal is 21 miles.
Over the last four weeks my mileage was:
- 19.95 miles
- 18.24 miles
- 13.24 miles
- 14.22 miles
Wonderful 3-mile trail this morning. We met some new people and ran with others we met last week. Last week’s run was like running in the arctic, this week it was much warmer and very, very muddy. That’s one of the things that I think I’ll like about trail running…the trail will change with the seasons and each day has it’s own unique interpretation.
- Date: Sunday, February 20, 2016
- Distance: 3 miles
- Time: 48:00
- Pace: 15:55
- Temp/Wind: 38F, very light wind
- Location: Alum Creek Trail
I got out for an early run and was running as the sun was coming up. There was mist/fog low to the ground in spots as I ran the path by the river. There were some nice views this morning, including this picture. These moments pass quickly – it’s great to be a part of them.
- Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
- Distance: 6.2 miles
- Time: 1:11:07
- Pace: 11:28/mile
- Temp/Wind: 46F, no wind
- Location: Neighborhood Metro Trails
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Ghandi
There are very few days when it’s tough for me to get out the door – rain, sleet, or snow. Taking a day off, and worse, stretching, for some reason require tremendous willpower. It’s crazy. I always feel better after a session, and I know it helps, but getting on the mat is significantly harder for me than putting on the shoes. It’s almost like running is the reward for stretching. I know when I don’t rest and/or stretch I end up with a forced resting period.
This looked more interesting live…it’s so dark in the morning when I’m running – I have to work on low light techniques and processing. That said, the run was great – I felt better than ever! Roads were basically clear today. As usual, I start slow but after the first 2-3 miles (2 today) I feel great.
- Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
- Distance: 3.09
- Time: 34:55
- Pace: 11:17
- Temp/Wind: 38F, very little wind
- Location: Neighborhood
The fluffy snow from yesterday turned to slush, crunchy ice, and some smooth ice. Calves and ankles are feeling good…it was some tough footing but overall a good run.
- Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
- Distance: 3.52 miles
- Time: 40:44
- Pace: 11:35
- Temp/Wind: 28F, very little wind
- Location: Neighborhood