Oh wait, you didn’t know I ran? You only thought I rode bikes and skied, alternating between the two seasons. While, I do run year round. Sometimes I run harder, longer and more often than other times of the year. Usually when I have a race or two on the schedule. Oh wait, I do have a race (or two on the schedule).
So, starts my love affair with running. For months…. Actually lets make it a whole 11 months (since I ran the Sugarloaf marathon one year ago May) I have ran not caring if my Garmin is charged, I’m wearing a watch, how far I am going or if I go a a week or two without running.
But, I have GTIS half in August and Top of Utah full in September.NBD.
I haven’t put together a training plan yet, but I have started easing myself into the running mentality of actually caring.
Take today for example. I wanted to wake up early and run because I have a jammed pack day. I charged my Garmin last night (1 point for me) and took off hitting the pavement at the glorious hour of 6:15.
But, I felt terrible. I couldn’t keep pace, my legs were heavy and my stomach was growling. I realized that I had eaten only soup and salad for dinner and unintentionally skipped lunch yesterday. You see, when I do morning runs, I really have to eat more carb heavy the night before otherwise I wake up with no energy. That was this morning. And my run sucked.
Here starts a new season of running that involves careful execution and planning to ensure that each run I love, not hate.