Yes, I have run in the summer before but not like this. I started running fall of 2010. I ran my first marathon the first weekend of June 2011 and pretty much took the rest of the summer to recover just a few runs here and there. Summer of 2012 was spent just trying to recover from pregnancy and an early May c-section. And last summer I was just totally spent after a spring where I ran several marathons and my first 50K. I ran every week but was probably averaging 25-30 miles but even that wasn't until early August when I started training for my fall marathons.
|Emir and I ran a trail 10K beginning of June|
|Sometimes the Double Bob is the only way to get it done!|
|a sunday family run. I can take pics and push the double BOB, impressive right?!|
Due to the weather and amount of training I'm doing this summer, it's forced me to do a few things I've never done before and didn't actually think I would ever want to or be able to do. One of those things is that some mornings I've gotten up before 5AM to go running. I know there are lots of runners who do this however I was not one of them. I am the type who snoozes until the last possible minute on work days. Literally I would get out of bed at 6:40 when I needed to leave the house by 7 for work. But as weekday miles increased for both Emir and I, it became clear we needed to start taking turns, one of us running before work and one of us after work. It also does make for a bit of a more tolerable run before the sun is up.
|"Mom, I can drink water and run at the same time like you!"|
|This kid ran a full mile one day and 1.5 the next!|
|rare training run together :-)|
|mile open water swim, I didn't come in last ;-)|
|We do more than run in the summer!!!!|
|I recently was able to review the Hoka Clifton for Ultra runner podcast. Check out my review|
And lastly I did want to announce that I am now a BibRavePro!!! You can check out their website here. Bibrave is a site where runners can review any race they run. I like it because the reviews are short and sweet and to the point. I'm really looking forward to representing BibRave and you will be seeing a lot of Orange from me in the future ;-)