Last night (Monday) there was an incredibly intense wind and rain storm in Gunnison. Strong winds. Dark clouds. Thunder. Lightning. Rain. You get the idea. I don’t recall ever seeing the wind blow so violently here in Gunnison – it was powerful. Jordan and I sat on the couch (I was reading her stories) and watched through the living room window. She was pointing at the window saying: “Stormy, Stormy.” Yes indeed kid – stormy. After we put Jordan to bed, I reflected on the intensity of the storm. My underlying thought process centered around just how much I miss training and racing in extreme weather. In short, I wanted to be out running in that wind. I love extremes – and mostly enjoy running on super cold mornings, or through intense heat, or during epic storms. Last night’s storm sparked some desire in me again; desire that I haven’t felt in several months. Clearly, I’m moving in the right direction.
With all that said, I’ll be flying under-the-radar for the next month. What does that mean? Well, not much – but I will be scaling things back even more with regard to any running and training. I’ll also be taking some time off from planning any of my own physical activity or recording my own ‘metrics’. No GPS or HRM for a while either. This also means that I’ll be taking the month off from blogging about my own running. Just trying to build a bit of a buffer into my life for the time-being. Looking ahead though, I’m psyched to be heading to the Leadville 100 on August 17th to cheer on 6! clients that I’ve been working with through Strategic Endurance and Life Time Run. These guys will be toeing the line with some big goals and I’m looking forward to assisting on race day. Exciting stuff. I do love Leadville. Make sure to check out the slideshow below from my running history at the Leadville 100. So many great memories. Thanks for checking in. Stay tuned for more posts in a month or so. Live well. Recover well. Train well. DC