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Training: Week 2

03 April, 2018

Happy Tuesday friends!
So last week was a little busier than I had anticipated which did not translate well in terms of running.
To keep things somewhat consistent, the schedule I came up with was to run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday of each week.  I figured I could do the shorter runs on Monday and Wednesday after work before heading home and then a longer run on Saturday with the dogs.
What I didn’t plan for was the unexpected “life events” that popped up and threw my plan off kilter.
Thankfully though, I was able to get 2 of my 3 runs in this week. I know it may not seem like much, but it was a pretty big deal considering most days I’m trying to drag myself out of bed every morning (my pesky ‘ole friend depression has decided to pop by for a spell).
Monday I headed out for solo run to one of my favorite spots. I like to start at my family’s cottage which is close to an easy dirt road that runs through the woods. The hallway point is the community boat launch on the lake. It’s a pretty great spot for a quick picture break before heading back to the cottage.
Penny had a vet appointment Wednesday morning, so I took Sam along with me for a morning run before she and I headed out for the day. Running with a dog is definitely an interesting experience. I think I spend most of my time trying to convince Sam that we didn’t have to sprint the whole time, but it was a lot of fun getting out there with him. It was also nice getting out there first thing in the morning and getting it over with. It also reminded me how much I love running in the morning. There is something almost magical about being out when the rest of the world around you is waking up.

Unfortunately, I did not get my 3rd run of the week in. I ended up having plans the rest of the week that kept me from strapping on the running shoes, but it’s o.k. This is one of the reasons I have decided to give myself so much time to prepare for the 10k. I won’t want to put life “on hold” just to prepare for a race.
This week looks to be just as busy as last week, so balancing real life with running and training will be a bit difficult. But rather than focus on getting my miles in, just making sure to keep moving will be key this week. Along with getting in at least 2 runs again this week, I have a long hike planned for the weekend which should be a fun way to get in some exercise. 

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