In the past 48 hours, I’ve run a total of 22 miles. Two days, four runs, and leg muscles that put up with a lot of my why not? mentality decisions.
Here’s how it went down…
Monday morning: we’re back from Breckenridge, rested up and the legs are wondering what happened to that half-marathon training idea…? RB Martha was up for a run, so we met on the trail, and 4 miles flew by. I finished out with a total of 7, thanks to the there-n-back route. Satisfying run: check!
Monday afternoon: The DC buddies, aka Kate (the gal who used to meet me for 5 a.m. runs, remember that? Good times), finally made it out of the snow-packed mountains safely and back into 50* sunny Denver. Hola! She’s in Full training mode, and I couldnt’ resist taking her for a run around my ‘hood. Double run today? Sure, why not. We ran down and around the park, for 6 miles. Second run: check!
Total for the day: 13 miles. Whoa.
Tuesday morning: Kate & the boy were up early with me, it was a 6:30 a.m. Yoga kind of day. We stretched, twisted and savasana’d for an hour. Feels so good. After some breakfast, she & I topped that off with a 6 mile run.
Whew, 19 miles in 24 hours? No wonder I’m a little tired….
Tuesday evening: Denver-Cait asked if I was heading to Run Club?
Well, it has been a while, and I guess I could go, and I guess maybe just run really easy and slow, and it’d be fun to see the group and….ah, why not.
Another 3 miles: check! A good catch-up date with the friend: check!
Total for the day: 9 miles. Ex-hausted.
From one perspective, I made up for a few lost miles from last week and got back on track! From another perspective, double-dosing for two days is tiring, in the best way. As is a long weekend full of good times with good friends…
Has the power/influence/motivation of a buddy increased your drive? It’s always a no-brainer for me – if a running/bike/yoga buddy is up for it, I’m always along for the ride.