Mmmmm, Geof and I had a goooooood run this morning. I do actually have something of substance that I am drafting, but I quickly wanted to share that for the second week in a row, Geof and I have checked off a solid Tuesday Ten Miler. Spring = Tuesday Tens (TT). Duh. It's great to have those back.
Since the weather is supposed to start spitting cats and dogs this evening, and I just feel better in the morning in general, I suggested on Sunday that we maybe plan to do our TT in the morning instead of after work. Geof was on board. So, when the alarm sounded at 4:50 a.m., we dutifully silenced it and slept for another 10 minutes. That was a gift to ourselves :) Ten more minutes! Should I mention that I was in bed by 8:30 last night? Nah. But seriously, true story.
The sun came out and warmed out souls as we made our way along the lake this morning. The wind was almost negligible, which is a rare treat here. While things felt a tad heavy, it was much better than yesterdays shakeout run. I mentioned that it felt a little cheaty to be out so early, stealing some rarely seen winter sun before the weather heads south today. Like I said, mmmmmmm.
There's something about heading out and cranking out a good longer early week run, in the morning. It sets a really nice tone for the rest of the day. It's a good reminder that, if nothing else, we achieved something great today. I love that feeling.
I then got to work and achieved something else of almost equal greatness: finishing up an entire chocolate paczki on my own! It's a feat never before seen in my years at the firm. I've always been a Fat Tuesday half-of-a-paczki eater. But today, no, today was a WHOLE paczki day. I then followed it up with an apple. I learned that in order to avoid a sugar crash, you must consume some fiber. Guess what? It's true. Worked like a charm :)
Well, this weekend is the CHUG Palos 32.4 Fat Ass run and Geof and I are planning to run it together. Hopefully the weather holds for us, but right now it's looking pretty cruddy. Warmer, but cruddy. Should be a good old time!
2013 Races & Wishlist
Moab's Red Hot 55k (UT - Feb 16) 6h:25m:35s (course PR)
Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50M (UT - Mar 23) 8h:47m:24s (4th F, 3rd AG)
BoSho Trail Marathon (UT - April 13) 5h:50m:30s (not last!)
Pocatello 50M (ID - June 1) 12h:36m:13s (10th F)
Bike MS Utah (UT - June 28-29) (100 mile bike ride)
Speedgoat 50k (UT - July 27)
Quest for Kings Trail "Marathon" (UT - Aug 3)
Mid Mountain Trail Marathon (UT - Sept 7)