Getting better…

Slow and steady wins the race. ~ Marge Simpson

Sat 17 Mar: 00:37, 3.5 miles, Casa trails with surges

As quickly as the snow is melting in the high-country, I am recovering and feeling stronger. The stomach is still not 100% but steadily improving. The legs and mind both are ready to roll… just have to hang back a bit to build reserves and get señor estómago to behave a bit. So tomorrow will probably be a bit shorter than normal.

Taking all of this in stride has been a bit of a challenge, to say the least. I have certain goals for the year and having a soft April was not among them. But I am looking at it as some time off, to rest and reflect on a great winter season of training. And a place on which to build for the next four months on my road to Leadville.

Today’s run featured some seriously un-runnable snow conditions. So I hiked that part of the course and relished the open-trail downhills that were tossed my direction later in the run. Not that I was really out long enough for a true “later” but it was good to get out, get the legs moving and enjoy the springy weather. Saw moose tracks not far from the house so that is another critter to add to the list of neighborhood buddies. They can be a bit feisty but I am really excited to get to see one in the ‘hood. Apparently there have been Canadian Lynx sitings as well in the area. I’d really be excited to see one of those! They were transplanted to RMNP and are on the move. Good stuff.

All in all, I am feeling pretty great. Just working to get back to where I was a couple of weeks ago, take the next few weeks in stride as I have wedding commitments the following two weekends, and hit the ground running (figuratively and literally) in May. Excited about what the future holds and that my guts are good again so I can enjoy all of Rach’s amazingly yummy food!

~stubert.

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