Tag: Carlsbad 5000
Andrew and I managed to get out on our first date! We forwent the dinner-date and opted to connect over a run outside before Mother Nature decided to open up her bowels and dump (my husband added this colored commentary) nine feet of snow. This storm made for the snowiest winter in Mammoth history, 600 inches and counting! Grandma Kastor held baby Piper and sang her nursery rhymes as we set out on the “Kastor 20 minute loop” around town. I was relieved that our 20 minute loop only took 19 minutes because, I was expecting 25 plus! We even got to add on in our neighborhood which seemed foreign to me.
The only two things I was denied during pregnancy was my passion for running and my love of wine. Running or walking gave me horrible side stitches and wine tasted like rancid grapes. Now, I feel smooth and lighter than ever on my feet, and I didn’t have to “re-train” my pallete for wine. As I type this, I seem to have gathered some resemblance of my old routine, drinking a nice glass of The Maven by Torrin Winery of Paso Robles after playing with an interval session of 1 minute “on” one minute “off” earlier today.
It is great to run again, but I really look forward to “training” which requires a whole new level of commitment. We are finding our routine with Piper so that this week ahead looks a little more structured. I plan on logging miles again for the first time in over 6 months! This last month I have merely logged feedings and dirty diapers, so mileage is a welcomed addition.
Since running has come back so easily, I look forward to racing in the late summer and early fall. The Carlsbad 5000 is next weekend and I secretly wish I was ready to race there. It is one of my favorite road races on the running circuit. This year marks the 11 year anniversary of my American Record and the 9 year anniversary of my World Record in Carlsbad. I hope to be fit and fast to join the starting line next year. All the best to those who will be running there.