Sunday, February 18, 2018
Did you miss the email last Monday??? The reason for no email was that I was out of the country. In fact, Britney, Kyle, Kent, and I went to Cabo to visit Don Runyon and his wife along with some of Don’s family and friends. Britney, Kyle, Don, and I ran in Cabo on Sunday February 11. Kyle did the 5K; I did the 10K, and Don and Britney did the half. (We all got the same medal, so I think 5k would’ve been sufficient 😉). Anyway, it was a great time. A little warm and hilly on the run but overall we all enjoyed ourselves immensely in the warm sunny climate. Now, the packet pick up was another story, and I’m trying to figure out how I can get a deal with them to go back and be a consultant. Lol! One of the things we found funny was that everyone stood at the shirt table and tried on the race shirt to see if it fit okay before choosing a size. By the time we got to that point, we just said “give me the darn shirt and let me get out of here!”
Back home, Mike was left in charge to take attendance but he nearly didn’t get the attendance on Monday as he was late showing up. Thankfully Leann was on hand and went into back up attendance taker mode. I’m also thankful that Mike was late so that he didn’t pass me in attendance! Britney, Kyle, and I were back at the run on Wednesday night. Nine showed up for the love of running on Valentine’s Day! It was a small group on Saturday morning with the annual Polar Bear race going on. Runners had the pick of 5K, 5 miles or both for the race. A few of us stayed in Shelbyville and enjoyed some early daylight. Spring is coming…..I feel it!
Training: Monday at Bear’s Den at 5:00PM. Wednesday at Clearwick Park at 5:00PM. Saturday on the circle at 7:30AM.
Racing: The only thing I’m seeing on the calendar is a half and quarter marathon at Eagle Creek Park on Saturday morning at 10:00. Do you know of any other races?
Run for the health of it!
Mike’s Running Tip: When it comes to racing or cold weather, some people like to pile it on thick.
Bonus Tip: While I was on vacation I caught up on some reading. One article in the March 2018 issue of Women’s Running magazine really hit home for me and I think many of my fellow Roadrunners would agree. The article was “How to set a PR every decade”. It was taken from a book by Jonathan Beverly titled “Run Strong, Stay Hungry”. He talks about going through our running life and enjoying it all without attachment to certain paces and mileage totals. It talks about hitting times of reset, say at new age groups or phases in life, even to the point of throwing out old training logs and letting the new season or decade be one where you can start over again. One runner is quoted saying “My interest is to run what I can run and be happy with it.” I think many of us have noticed some changes in our paces and mileage over the last year or so. Maybe it’s time to hit “Ctrl/Alt/Delete” and reboot our running. Run happy friends