What a lovely weekend. I kind of didn’t want it to end, but if it didn’t end I wouldn’t get back to working on my thesis, and then I wouldn’t graduate, so it’s a good thing it’s Monday. I had such a great week of workouts this past week for one simple reason… I WANTED TO RUN.
I was amazing how much my will to lace up and run came back when then snow started melting. I dreaded my brief treadmill runs after an hour each day of strength training but this week I craved running. I ran twice on Friday, and then four other times this week. Sunday was my long run, a solid 11 miles, and I had a blast being in the sunshine and just relieving stress.
While I actually only ran about 30 miles this week, my actual weekly mileage was close to 60. How you ask? Walking! I did a lot of walking as well this week, close to 30 miles of it! I walked to work, to school, to meet a friend for coffee, with my parents and neighbours for dinner on Saturday, I walked as much as I could!
I felt so good being outside and I hope now that it’s spring this trend continues. I got really excited when I saw the sidewalk sweepers out this weekend because not only will the sidewalks be dry, they will be clean!
Only 6 weeks until the BMO Vancouver half! I booked my flights and AirBNB yesterday so I am good to go! I will be there from Thursday, April 28th until Monday, May 2nd. With work, school, and teaching spin, I couldn’t be away much longer but the trip will be short and sweet! I am going to continue to run 4-5 days per week and keep up my strength training. I know I won’t PR this half marathon but I want to make it a good one in one of the world’s most beautiful cities!
I was really starting to doubt my love of running. I named my blog “Canadian Girl RUNS” for goodness sake and yet I couldn’t shake the feeling that I just didn’t have that same passion for running anymore. I guess it was a funk, a rut, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, but I’m happy to report how much I like running again. This summer will be a good one, with hopefully plenty of passionate miles. 😉
Who else is running BMO Vancouver?
What is your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?
Are you a seasonal runner (e.g. spring and summer but not so much winter)?