I continue to learn that sometimes, blessings show up in disguise. As it turns out, I like to try and cram as many things in to my goals as possible. By this I mean that I’ve had 2 larger competing fitness goals for the last 7 months. I’ve really been struggling with what that meant for me and which was more important to me. I know that lifting and strength training will make me a better runner. I also know that I have not been able to shake the thought of running Ultra Marathon distances. My strength (and nutrition) coach would prefer that I don’t run more than 2 or 3 miles at a time. He says that he would prefer me to spend time that time with muscle building cardio as opposed to muscle shredding cardio.
In early December I was working on my strength and tweaked my shoulder. In deciding to give my shoulder a rest, I decided to focus on my long distance running. I’m really excited to say that I’ve signed up for my first trail race! After spending many years road running, I decided to start with a 25K trail race. Training has been going really well despite a few cold runs. It’s been really fun to be testing gear, strategies and listening to an audio book about my goals. 2017 is going to be a great year!
Thanks for joining me on this journey