Happy Monday! I start my brand new job today and I am so excited! We moved up to the mountains yesterday and I already got a run in. It feels so weird to be back running hills (really steep hills) but the challenge is at least offset by the fact that I can actually breathe here. The lack of humidity and heat makes such a huge difference. Last night I actually got a second 2 mile run in because I had to run back and forth a couple times between the barn and where I am staying. It was very cold out…the low last night was in the upper 40s yall…and I grabbed the wrong keys so I had to do it twice. Felt like a popsicle by the time I got to my room!
Overall for the week, I netted about 8 miles. Really really not where I wanted to be. I had to pick up an extra day at work, so I had only one full day to pack and get everything ready. The get ready day and the day I had to work were supposed to be my two long run days but there was just no way it was going to happen.
As much as a weekly total of 8 miles is a horrible thing to have to confess, I am pretty proud that 5 of those miles were up here in the mountains. That means they practically count double right?
In addition to the crazy schedule this past week, I also have to admit that I have been suffering from a lack of motivation. As excited as I am to take on the challenge of a 50 miler, it just wasn’t enough to make me want to run yet another loop around my neighborhood. I have been counting down the days until this job started because I now have a whole slew of trails literally right out my front door. All I can think is how crazy lucky I am right now. I am getting paid to do something I love, I am working with my running buddy, and I have to most incredible access to trails for running. Suddenly my running inspiration is flooding back and I can’t wait to get out and explore the area!
Hopefully next week I will have significantly better numbers to report!
How were your runs last week? Do you ever get in a rut and need a change of scenery on your runs?