“Look into nature and then you will understand everything better.”—Albert Einstein Saw this friendly reminder on a 20-mile bike ride with @singletracksid this afternoon. 7- mile run before made for an action-filled morning. Loving this warm, spring weather.
I was up late, but up early. Couldn’t sleep and the thought of a beautiful sunrise baited me out of bed. I headed out the door around 6:15 am with an almost-dead cell phone, some airpods and my point-and-shoot. Breathed in the spring blossoms and cool-morning air and took in the mountain vistas around me. After/during a call with my sister, my intention for a short stroll, stretched into an almost two-hour, 4.5 mile walk, stopping along at different points taking pictures and just letting my mind wander as much as my feet were. #feedingthesoul #restday
They say it’s better to wear out than rust out. I’m a firm believer in this! Tired legs after my 15-miler yesterday, but this 5-mile recovery run through beautiful Alpine, Utah, was just what I needed.
15 miles with runpal @runfoco ! Perfect Spring conditions today!
5-mile tempo at 6:40 per mile pace....Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Three catch-my-breath stops, but you have to start somewhere, right! I didn’t quit. I’m proud of that. Now, time for a shower! I’m drenched. 😂
Not snow (although the forecast predicts some here in Colorado Wednesday and Thursday of this week.🙄) No, these are petals from spring trees. I love them! Speed workout on the training schedule today. Eight 600m intervals at 6:18 and 6:22 per mile paces with 400m recoveries between each one (5 miles). Speed workouts always intimidate me, but I know they are essential for my goals. Sometimes I track how many intervals I have left on my phone calculator. Always feels good when I see the screen showing I only have one left! Starting my Monday with some jelly legs for sure but a pumped up heart!
“I don’t want my life to be samples and scraps. A taste of everything but a meal of nothing.." --Ally Condie Breathe deep, live fully. Feasted on 12 miles of hills today at Horsetooth Reservoir. At 6:30 in the morning it was me, some fishermen, a handful of cyclists and several families of deer. There is something truly sacred about that quiet, golden time of morning, surrounded by nothing but nature, sky and endless road.
Beautiful, quick run today. Excited to see my speed coming back! Happy Thursday! Get outside and move today.
Tempo run on this morning’s marathon training schedule. It was my first tempo run of 2019 so I kept it inside to have more control of my environment. One mile warm up then 5 miles at a 7-minute mile pace, then one mile cool down. My body/heart/foot handled the speed well so I’m encouraged! I just jumped into a new Hanson’s marathon training cycle for the Jack and Jill Marathon in Washington in July. Hoping my body will allow me to go out and perform how I want to. Fingers crossed!
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.”—Norman Maclean #seenonmyrun
850 feet of climbing during my 10-mile run this morning. I have to say, a couple of those hills I ran up today made me feel powerful when I conquered them (without stopping)! At my highest summit,I could almost feel that we were sharing respect for one another. Bond made. Man, I love Fort Collins! And, I love the freedom that running gives me. There isn’t anything like it!
“We are more than the parts that form us....” —Patrick Rothfuss Beautiful 5-miler today. Trying to get my body, mind and soul accustomed to daily running again. I have a long road ahead of me to reach my goals, but if it continues to look like this, the journey will be a pleasant one.
Sun up, run up! Love that it’s getting lighter earlier! Saw lots of runners out this morning getting it done!
Went for a cloudy-day, mind-sorting, seven-mile run this morning. Didn’t finish feeling like I really untangled some of my current brain teasers, but it felt good, nonetheless, to feel the predictable rhythm of my feet beneath me and my heartbeat inside.