Spring is here! I've decided I really don't like winter, it's cold and I don't do well with cold. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and hibernate four months out of the year. That being said, it's not very conducive to my running. This week though, the clouds parted the sun came out and here it is, beautiful spring weather! Sunday after a trip to the parents I decided to go out for an easy four, and that went well. The weather was nice, just right for long sleeves and shorts.
Monday I met up with a buddy for our usual after work run. This time a lady friend of his came along with us. I'm in a little better shape and can run a little longer and faster than he can so we usually run at a pace that he is comfortable with and I always find myself wanting to pull away and take off. This time since he had someone to run with I actually did and it felt great! I ended up going for 5 miles in just under 36 minutes.
I took Tuesday and Wednesday off from running, but Wed. I met up with some friends after work and got in the first couple games of beach volleyball for the year. That's right did I mention I love spring! I have to admit, the little amount of skill I acquired playing last summer must still have been hibernating, because it was ugly! Luckily we played again Thursday and I was starting to look a little less awkward. After v-ball Thursday I got home and it was still plenty light out and I felt good so I knocked out another four mile run.
Wow was I sore all day Friday and some this morning! I felt like an old man at work yesterday, thus I am remembering why I should stretch after runs. oops! Woke up this morning and went for a 3.5 mile run and felt stiff and sore, but strong at the same time, if that makes any sense. The original idea was for this to be an easy run, but I find that when I get out there I tend to forget the easy part. I need to remember that next time. Anyway I ended up running around a 6:45 pace, so yeah once again....oops! I did stretch after it though, and I feel pretty great right now so I guess that's all that matters. I've got the rest of the day to do whatever I feel like, and that feels great. Hope you're having a great weekend as well.