In one week from today I go back to work after being off for 12 weeks. I am so sad. I will miss my baby girl and I will miss being able to run whenever I want to, so to speak. I've been able to get in some high mileage weeks and I have this fear of not being able to balance work, running and family once I go back. I know it will be hard at first but eventually I'll get the hang of it.
I officially signed up for Dances with Dirt 50K. I am excited for this event. It was one of my favorite events from last year. So much different than your typical road race. I love being on the trails, challenging my body, running in the dark, running up stream, etc... Will I be ready? Well, I have no choice. I must admit though, I have not been on the trails in months!! That needs to chance ASAP! I plan to hit Poto over labor day weekend as well as a couple more training runs prior to DWD. I know I will finish, I just want to make sure I can keep up with my dad and our other 2 friends, Mike & Dave. We plan to stick together and these guys have been hitting the trails hard!!
July ended up being a decent running month considering I had just given birth in June. August is stacking up to be a great month as well. I ran 114 miles in July and have already put up 139 miles this month with still having 10 more days of running. I've had 1-50+ mile week and hope to hit 50+ this week. I really need to add in more core and strength though. I've been slacking in that area. I've been trying to make sure I do push ups daily, but even those I slack on. Push ups! They don't even take that long to do. I must start to make my strength and core a priority. I know it will help make me a stronger runner.
We leave for Higgins Lake tomorrow through Sunday and I fully intend on running everyday while we are there. Last year I was able to get in a 10 mile run just by looping around the camp ground. My goal is to get in an easy 3-5 mile run tomorrow when we arrive and then run 10 miles each day Thursday, Friday & Saturday with Sunday being my rest day.
Duty calls! As known as, my sweet Anna is starting to wake up. I must go feed her, grab something light to eat and head out for a run. I am running to the gym, lifting and doing core and will run home.