Is it 4? Yeah, it’s 4. This is when the plan starts to fall apart a little bit. I started those first two weeks off so strong, so dedicated, so committed.
Princess threw me off a little bit. Naturally, my cut back week fell on the same week as the Glass Slipper Challenge and 5k. Observation: The early mornings for Disney races combined with the over-stimulation of Disney in general will leave you more exhausted than the actual miles you’ve covered.
None the less, I lucked out and did a bunch of my runs in Florida around my parents’ neighborhood, which disclaimer is really nice and scenic, but hey, that’s what happens when your HOA employs an army of landscapers and enforces a veritable police state re: exterior decorations, right? No dead foliage allowed, and no sand by the pool even though the pool is about 100 feet from a beach.
I did 9 miles over the weekend before Glass Slipper. Since Florida has no hills, doing the prescribed hill workout was a little difficult. There’s a treadmill in the clubhouse, but it has a sign that says not to use it because it’s too noisy for other people using the clubhouse. It’s Del Boca Vista down there. But, when life hands you Florida citrus… I opted to swap out hills for running on the sandy beaches, which was actually really hard in a totally new, different way.
Best part of Florida running: Everyone was out walking their dogs so I just sprinted from one friendly dog to another.
Worst part of Florida running: There is no shade anywhere ever in the entire state.
Mostly bouncing back from being away. Flew home Monday and missed my run and spent the rest of the week playing catch up. The week also included a lot of watch-less runs. I find part of the reason I don’t want to get up and out for a run is because I don’t want to disappoint myself with the pace I’m running, so I just go out and run without the watch. Problem solved.
Highlight of the week: 90s themed spin class with all 90s classics plus the sun is setting late enough that I can run a route that’s not just laps around a single block!!!
So, how’s life? Anyone else really excited that the daylight is getting longer and longer?