My running is going just fine and now it's time to make my evening runs a tiny bit longer and that should be easy with it staying lighter longer and the sidewalks becoming clearer and clearer. I found a hill close to home that is dry and would be perfect for hill training. I do realize it is still just February and this is Calgary but I can't help it, I have spring fever! I was happy with my average pace of 6:09 min/km yesterday.
I was reminded on my run last evening that drivers don't always see when they look to the right when making a right hand turn to merge into traffic coming from the left. I thought I made eye contact and started to run into the cross-walk only to realize that I thought he saw me but must have seen through me! He scared me and I scared him!
I have been having a wonderful year so far with hiking and snowshoeing. With running I am following a plan and with hiking I am making a plan. Well, the plan is made, I am working on the details. I have my hotel room confirmation number and my money is down on a place ticket to hike in Utah in May. Now I just need to arrange a vehicle rental, pick what hikes to do and then as time gets closer, start a count down on number of sleeps!
This hiking trip comes smack in the middle of two half marathons that are a month apart. I have no intentions of running in Utah but I have always found that hiking is a great cross-training activity, although that has never been the reason I hike.
I love the anticipation of plans and when plans work out!