For me, 2017 seems to be flying by. Now that the weather is nice, the outdoors are even more inviting for running.
So maybe that’s why I struggled to get through April. The weather was so erratic, with a mix of rain, snow, mud, and dry land to force my way into. I had a hard time making it out there for each of my training runs.
April total: 17 runs, 105.3 miles.
I hit my goals, yet a lot of those miles came in my one, long, 3 hour training run back in the middle of the month.
The weather definitely was a factor. Where I live, the road turns to ice. I bought some rubber grippers for my shoes. They work well, but I hate running in them. They press into my mid-foot and I do not like that one bit. Yet along with the weather, I can’t help but feel like there was a bit of a lull in my attitude towards running. This was the first time I thought this way this year.
Yet in the last week, I’ve gotten back on track. I feel great. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I could feel a cold coming on and instead of easing back, I pressed in and continued my program. It didn’t get any worse, and after a few days, I felt better. I don’t know if there’s any correlation here, but I can say that I’ve felt pretty much healthy and strong ever since I started running back in 2016. *Finished sentence, knocks on wood*
May is here, and with it comes my birthday. With my birthday comes my first major challenge of the year; my Charity: Water run. I still have 2 weeks to prepare, and most of that has to do with mapping out my route around the Edmonton trails. I will be packing all of my water and food, so I’m looking for the flattest route possible. I am really looking forward to the challenge of running 22 miles. I am shooting for a May 18th date.
In any event, April brought a lull and May brings an exciting challenge. Thus is life. Lulls are real, and I need to deal with them as much as anything else that stands in the way of continuing this fascinating journey.
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