Some days I just feel like Sh*t! Today is one of those days where I felt bad training and everything feels off, but I keep going. I am not running to improve my climbing but to improve my overall fitness and to show others that you can get outside and use your tech less.
Things are going well. I survived a cold and feeling under the weather and am still running!
Total Miles: 96.12
Word of the Week: “Roll with It”
I had bigger plans of increasing speeds and distances by later this month but a lingering cold and traveling caught me and slowed me down. Sometimes I just get to walk at mile at lunch and other times at 10pm in the freezing cold when I want to go to sleep. Just keep getting outside and it will be ok!
Stay with it! Family ski day and Purgatory
Come and hear my presentation about returning from my broken back!
In the summer of 2006 Mike Anderson and I attempted to get the first free ascent of a Royal Robbins aid line on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park called Arcturus. At the end of that trip, I left with a broken back. Come and find the rest and how I responded!
Backcountry Experience in Durango, CO
Hope to see you there!!!
More information coming, but this is what I established over Thanksgiving week 2018 with Zach and Lane.
January Week 3
15 2 miles with Mitch, fast pace 30 degrees
16 2 miles with Mitch snowing but warm, all road run today, 35 degrees
17 2 miles at lunch, t-shirt weather 38 degrees Mitch keeps pushing our pace, I keep breathing hard to keep up. We had our third teacher join us today, becca. I am shooting for 6 teachers running at lunch by the end of the school year!
18 2 miles lunch 40 degrees cold wind 7.30 pace. Feeling out of breath Mitch pushes the pace cause it’s his comfort zone. It will take time for me to be comfortable there. I do it but I get worked.
19 2 miles, 1 mile of approaches to crags. 1 mile run in city. 9 degrees in morning 45 degrees in afternoon.
20 1.14 miles around block at house 35 degrees skied all day, set routes at the gym the night before. Feeling slow and tired.
21 2 miles running 35 degrees at lunch with Mitch
Week Total: 13.14 miles
Year Total: 50.67 miles!
Behavior of the Week
“Think 1 Stride at a Time” Sometimes when I am not running but still have to go running for the day, I begin to dread the run. Then after the run, I am psyched that I went and it actually went well. My point is that even though you might feel tired or unmotivated, that once you get going you will enjoy the run, being outside and the work that you accomplished. Each individual step will move you outside and move you forward. Do not hesitate to keep moving one stride at a time.
This is an older photo of my boys riding bikes, but we were riding this weekend! January bike riding in the cold, it was great!
The second week has been fun and I even gained a partner for my lunch runs.