After the Eugene Marathon, I told myself I get a bit of a break before I started back into full bore training mode. The last month has been refreshing in the workout sense, yet frustrating at the same time.
It always seems that the moment you let your body or mind rest, the flood gates open and you feel all the pain and suffering you've been putting yourself through over the previous months. Aches and pains have been showing up, my left IT band has been super sore (even though I'm running maybe 15-20 miles per week) and my low back has been a bit painful.
Alas, it's June (holy shi*) and time to get back on the training saddle! I have exactly three months to get my rear in some serious trail running shape for the MRTR 50K. I bought a new pair of Montrails (this time the Fairhavens - a road/trail crossover shoe) and I'm ready to get back to the beautiful scenery, laid back trail mentality and some slower miles.
Kicking off the month of serious training, first meant kicking June off with Bachelorette Weekend #2 for my brother's fiance - Sabrina! The fun included: a lingerie shower w/ mimosas, happy hour and pole dancing class (fun and hilarious).
I left the late night partying to the younger ladies...this grandma had a bit too much scheduled for one weekend and needed a day back in Eugene to get ready for the week.
Now I'm really excited to see the two of them get hitched at the end of the month! It will be fun to see everything come together and share the weekend with them in California.
And after that, it's time for the manfriend and I to get serious about our own wedding planning. True fact: we had a "wedding meeting" this weekend to discuss what we really wanted (venue, feel, style, music, food, etc) before we start seeking out venues and making decisions. That way, we go into this thing having a clear vision and agreed upon ideas (more or less).
And with that, happy Monday to you all! I'm finally feeling excited and ready to get back to focused running, but I seriously need to stretch more (yoga!yoga!yoga!). Oh and it's Pizza Night after run club tonight - good excuse to run a few extra miles!