April Run Review

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.

Always Coca-Cola. Jk, just water.


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