You are cordially invited to return to Colorado. Casual attire is fine. Please just consider bringing some warmth and sunshine. I miss you tremendously and look forward to your prompt arrival. Yeah, it's May 8th, so get a move on.
Yes, I'm tired of this chilly, cloudy weather and muddy spots on the trails. Next week's forecast is not very promising. This week was tough mentally after my crummy showing at Miwok. When I try to not dwell on the race I am kindly reminded of it by the itchy poison oak on my arms and twinges of pain in my hamstring. I took Sun, Mon, Tues off, ran 7 miles Wed, took Thurs off, ran 6 miles Fri and ran 17 miles today. The hamstring seems better and actually showed no signs of pain at the end of the 2.5 hours of running today. Friends are coming up from Colorado Springs to run with me tomorrow and the weather is supposed to be nice, so it should be a good time. I haven't really enjoyed a run since 14 days ago.
Jemez is in two weeks and I'm wavering on whether to run it or not. It's a 7 hr drive and a BEAST of a run with 12,000 ft of climb and normal finish times over 10 hours. I guess I'll see how this coming week pans out before deciding. I definitely don't want to head down there half-hearted and set myself up for another bad race. I'm beginning to wonder whether I even like racing. The last month of training was a lot of fun. Last Saturday's race and the following week... not so much.
See you soon, Summer. Drive safely.