TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back on Hard Week

Don’t you love it when you go out of your way to use an outhouse (it is after all, usually pretty gross in there) and you end up peeing all over your shorts, and a little on your leg too?  That’s how my run started off today.  It’s happened before.  It’ll happen again.  The bushes are a much better choice – in the brush I don’t need to spend so much energy trying not to touch anything.  Instead, I just look out for snakes. 

I’m back on “Hard Week”  of my training plan, which isn’t much different from “Easy Week.”  Yes, it’s more mileage.  But with “Hard Week” AND “Easy Week,” I run 5 days a week.  I’m a 3 to 4 days-a-week runner.  Rarely do I run 5 days a week.    Five days or not though, I truly am enjoying myself.  With four months to go however, I feel I’ve got way more than four months worth of fitness improvement ahead of me.  I’ve got to move it, move it, move it!!

So!  “Hard Week,” yes.  But today was “Short.”  Don’t get me wrong.  Short does not mean easy.  But it does mean FUN!

My Running Adventure to Top of the World this morning:

Miles run today:  6.36 (10.24 km)

6 comments:

  1. Haha, love your peeing story! You always look so happy out there. It is so awesome to be able to run where we do. I only get to the trails on weekends and run on the road during the week.

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    1. Thanks Johann! I am very fortunate to have trails nearby. For some reason, I don't like running roads locally. But when I travel to Texas, I LOVE running the lonely roads there.

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  2. Wait, you can't pee standing up? Glad it wasn't too terrible. Could always be worse, right?

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    1. Actually Lumberjack, I am pretty good at peeing standing up (sort of standing up). And Yes, I could be A LOT worse. LOL. Thanks for reading!!

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  3. Your not a runner if you haven't peed on your leg / shorts at some time. I'm usually so sweaty that it would not show anyway. Love the pics - Glad to see your enjoying those trails.

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    1. Especially if you are a trail runner, Thomas. I am so dirty and stinky when I get home, no one would know the difference whether or not I peed on my shorts. LoL. Thanks for reading!!

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