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.