The summer heat is here and I haven’t been getting outside enough. I could have run everyday last week but hardly ran at all. I lost some discipline from my last injury. And then when I do knock out a few miles, I find myself walking it in from the heat. I need to do a better job of running during the week. At least I’m getting out on the weekends though – acclimated or not.
I ran 10 miles on the trail today with a pack of neighbors. It was much cooler this morning but I’m still beat. I actually felt good running but I’m tired now. The air up near Lyons is pretty hazy from the High Park fire. This was the first time ever that I didn’t stumble on the trail. That’s a good sign. Stumbling hurts almost as much as falling – it rips the muscles in your back and stomach trying to regain your balance. I do like trails. I don’t have anymore formal running events planned for the summer, but if I sign up for anything – it will be a trail run. The picture here is in the 4th or 5th mile of the Bolder Boulder.