I live in Denver.
Still with me?
It snows here, a lot. I wasn’t really letting that soak in, as we had months of Indian Summer + cool late Fall temperatures, and zero white precipitation. I had weeks of perfect running weather, and no training plan to accompany it.
On the left: Taken last week, as I took a sunset walk around the park.
On the Right: (Source) How things look after Sunday’s winter fit.
Running yesterday was absolutely not an option, unless you had snowshoes and a really hardcore attitude. Instead, I chose 90 minutes of Spin + Yoga that had my sweat glands crying and my quads explaining “This is harder than 6 miles, easy!”. I loved the replacement, but I’m not sure I can do that 5 days per week instead of 30 miles (total) putting one foot in front of the other. Winter, I’ll adjust. Just be patient with me! And shovel the sidewalks while you’re at it, mmk? Thanks.
You may have noticed a brief mention of our lives being turned upside down, in a matter of days, over the past two weeks. Great opportunities have presented themselves and good changes are soaking in, but it is a lot to adjust to.
Fun fact: D & I have never spent more than ONE weekend apart; I went to Chicago (HLS), he went on a mountain trip to cycle up and down 80 miles and thousands of feet in elevation.
He’ll now be traveling for work, and that changes immediately. The saving grace here is that we have a weekend in the mountains, and visitors from DC (!!!!!) to look forward to upon his return and their arrival. 🙂 Keep reminding me of that…
How do you train when the sidewalks are snow-packed (aside from the treadmill) ??