Here are two things you should Not start your Monday morning with: a failed laundry attempt, and a call to the Netflix Customer Service line….all before 8 a.m.
Neither of which yielded the result I was aiming for.
Coffee and oatmeal, with a side of grumpy? That’s not what I ordered. I’ll switch it for fun reading & exercise, thankyouverymuch. D’s taking me for another bike ride today, in 70* Denver sunshine. Sassy had a similar weekend of firsts, and Nichole’s Let’s-be-Thankful game worked its magic. Grumptastic crisis averted!
Nice try, Monday.
Yesterday morning I had one goal in mind – run farther. With recovery priorities, I haven’t pushed my legs any more than 6 miles since the marathon. Some runs feel like I could go for 20 if I had the time (and remaining endurance), others lend a stiff muscle or lingering fatigue that remind me to be patient.
I started with an easy pace and one of my new favorite routes. The legs were quick to let me know it was a good day, and they were up for the challenge. Leaf covered side-walks lead me to Washington Park, around on the trail, and back home.
No the trees aren’t still green, but the summer photos do justice to the perfect park trail!
After two miles getting to the park and one mile into it, I wondered…were the legs up for some tempo-paced miles? Apparently, yes.
9:19, 8:45, 8:36, 7:57, 7:29. 7:57, 8:05
7 miles, 58:09, avg 8:19
Shout out’s for the Day: Happy Birthday, Mrs. C! Wish we were there to celebrate with you :).
Congrats, NYC runners – Another one down, Shauna! Keep goin’ strong 🙂