This Kansas weather has been all over the place! Yesterday it was 87 degrees, but earlier in the week it was 20! Insane.
Last week Monday, I went to cycle class. and had a great hard workout. After not going to class regularly for a few months, it feels good to get back in the saddle once a week or so.
Tuesday, like I said, it was chilly! I whined enough to make Chris join me on an outdoor run because the sun is finally out later, and it turned out to be a pretty nice run, even though it was cold.
Wednesday night was chilly too, but Amy and I had a great 5 mile run; the sun being out later helps those evening runs SO MUCH! We had a nice run and got caught up on life happenings.
Saturday morning, we headed out for 10 miles on the trails. From the very first mile, I knew it was a rough run. The first 5 went great, but I was severely lacking energy, and knew the 5 after the turnaround would be hard. I made a huge mistake of stopping at the halfway mark to take a gu and try to talk myself up a bit. Stopping made it so very much harder to get going. I had nothing in the tank. I ended up walking quite a bit on the way back. Chris powered through and got 10 miles, and I finished with 9.
I was pretty bummed about it, because Chris was feeling good and I was feeling like I was holding him back, but I know hard runs just happen sometimes. He really helped me push through to finish. I have to remember that in January and February, I ran about 55 miles each month. With Saturday’s long run, I have just over 50 miles for March alone. Plus I’m still rehabbing my ankle a bit, so the fact that this run was especially hard shouldn’t have come as a big surprise.
After the run, we went to Longboards for their amazing Cabo Beef Wraps. Mmmmmmm!
Sunday was a lot of fun! We planned to go to Shawnee Mission Park to walk/hike more of the trail we found a few weeks back. We headed out for 6 miles, and somehow took a slightly different way back than we went out, but it was absolutely gorgeous out. There were so many people and dogs out, the weather was perfect, even a bit warm! We finished with 6 miles and definitely want to go back out again soon.
Did you get a chance to enjoy spring over the weekend?