Running is going well this week if you consider not sticking to my plan going well. It’s one of those week’s after traveling where I just don’t feel like I can catch back up on my sleep.
Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday: 4.5 miles 8:25/min avg pace
Wednesday: 3.25 miles 7:55/min avg pace
Thursday: 6 miles 8:45 avg pace
It’s not going terrible in terms of getting out there and mileage, but the speed work and hill work hasn’t happened yet. I am supposed to be doing hills with some people from work tomorrow so since I’ve commit to other people, I guess I will be getting it done! But it’s also supposed to rain and our run is planned for the trails sooo…
I attempted some core and strength work on Wednesday because even though it was my fastest day, I was just not feeling running for some reason. I am pretty sure I only ran that fast because I could not wait to get back home to curl up in bed and read my book. That’s where I’m at in life I guess. Have you guys read Divergent? I knew I was going to love it by page 8. I am a huge Hunger Games fan. Before the movies or the trailers even came out, I was in love with the books. Divergent has a similar style to Hunger Games, so I’m not really surprised I’m so hooked.
Spring in Park City is by far one of my favorite seasons out here, but it can also be the worst. It’s considered “Mud Season” because all of the snow is melting from the resorts so you aren’t able to run/hike/bike the trails and about half of the town shuts down until the end of May. This year is a ‘worst’ year…at least in my opinion. It’s supposed to rain/snow all weekend this weekend and I am soo over snow at this point. The good thing about living here, is that I can be down to the desert in about 4 hours to camp, bike, hike, do outdoorsy things in the sunlight. The only downside is that gas does not grow on trees and (I was about to say neither does food, but I guess that’d be wrong) neither do the necessities you need to bring to survive since you aren’t staying at your house. That has deterred me from heading South many a weekend, then I saw this:
Now, obviously I’m not setting out to be irresponsible, but I completely agree with the above. I have zero obligations outside of my career (no kids, no mortgage, etc) and the last big purchase I made was my bike. So, in reality it doesn’t make sense not to use it…right?! But really, what better time is there than now to make all of these great memories, even if they are short weekend trips? I have plenty of proof that sometimes those are the best ones! I’ve had weekend trips where I stressed about what time I would get back Sunday night to make sure I was ready for work Monday morning (which is important of course) but not all of the time! I’m 25 years old, life is fun! Life is literally whatever I want to make of it. Same goes for when I stress about traveling for a race and paying a race entry fee. I love to run, so why not do it? Yes, I could go run 13.1 on a Saturday morning for free…but the atmosphere surrounding a race is irreplaceable. Some of my best running memories are during races – again…worth it
aaand tomorrow is Friday so get out there and do something that is going to make a big memory!!