Well here we are the last day of January and once again I feel like I am behind on my training schedule for my upcoming half in March. My longest run has only been 6 miles. This time it's not because of an injury (thank goodness) but I can't really pinpoint why I am behind. Obviously it's just been a lack of long runs on the weekends.
I've been doing the majority of my runs during the week and by the time I come home from work, take care of Baylee, change my clothes and drive to the park, I really only have enough time to get in 6 miles before it starts getting dark. I guess this means that I need to make a commitment to get out and run on Saturday and do more than 6 miles.
I want to share a bit about how my last run of the month went yesterday because it ended up being another memorable one!
I saw on my weather app that there may be some flurries late in the afternoon, so I made it my business to try to get a run in before it started. The entire way home the skies were blue and the sun was shining. When I pulled into the parking lot of the park, I saw that although there was no snow on the road, there was a light covering on the grass. Hmm, it must have snowed here already.
I did my normal loop, and then ran across the bridge where the pedestrian path was covered with a light sheet of snow so I took it pretty easy. I looped around town and during the last block I had to walk a tiny bit because it was starting to get slippery on the road. I crossed the street and headed back over the bridge where I took it easy once again. Once I ran back into the park, I saw the most beautiful sight. There were 6 deer on the path! I hadn't seen deer here in so long. I've become less frightened of them since the almost-attack a few years ago and have now become more intrigued!
I couldn't get all 6 of them in the picture at one time but I am surprised how long they stood there and let me take pictures of them. When I first saw the deer, I shut my music off and just watched them for a moment. They looked so pretty against the back drop of snow. I only had a half mile left to run after I spotted them and I did it sans music. It was such a peaceful way to end my run (and my month)! -M
I say that this run ends my month because I hear we may get snow tomorrow afternoon and if that is the case I will not get out to run.
We are linking up with the gals from TOTR.