Some of you might have thought I was enjoying a rest day today. In a way, I did. I skipped my morning run and enjoyed a little extra rest while the rain poured outside. Good timing.
Aye Matey. LBM's pirate eye.
So after work LBM and I waited for a break in the rain and headed out for 6.5 miles that ended up being a wonderful dual purposed run. I got some exercise and the jogger got washed. It poured down rain. It was great! LBM snoozed through the rain hitting off the weather shield. My legs felt amazingly rested and ready to go.
What is in those silos?
We saw a huge rainbow that seemed to end on the neighbors silos. It was beautiful. While I ran I got to thinking about the timing of my upcoming races and this crazy idea of doing 100 Days of Running. I realized that I don't have enough time before my Ultra in July to go 100 days without a recovery day. I have concerns that I will need to take a recovery day after the Ultra and I wouldn't want the pressure of a self-challenge to make me continue to run when my body really should rest.
Day 31 - Run 47. 6.5 miles 53:58
So I think I might try doing 100 consecutive runs before my Ultra. I placed a poll to the right. See it there?
I know I have mention that my June race is a 21k Challenge type race. I will be running it to see if I can do it. I doubt that I will be able to "race" it at all. It is in 10 days.
And in 31 days is my next Ultra. The Skyline Challenge. A little trail 50k up and down a mountain. If I do the math I could be done with 100 runs before that Ultra. I just wonder if I will be able to get in long runs with no recovery longer than 24 hours.
Maybe my poll should be "How many runs will Shelly get in before coming to her senses?"
We played in the rain...barefoot.
At this point I am attempting the 100 unless one of my faithful followers gives me a piece of advice that makes me shorten the goal or focus on the race more.
But as for today, I rested (my definition of resting anyway), I ran, I played in the rain.
I moved one step closer to completing another goal whether it turns out to be 100 runs or a new PR at the Ultra.
Laken and Lila are having a June Giveaway!
S'ghetti girl loves Heather's amazing skirts.
She would live in skirts and knee high socks (thanks Tonia) if I would let her...and I do.