Sunday, June 27, 2010
Lost a running partner, gained a friend.
I miss running with him. I now know what it is like to be a gal trying to put mileage in by herself in the wilderness. I now have to rely on my great running friends to get the mileage in.
I do not miss running with him. We are both so competitive we have often come home from runs angry at each other cuz we were racing and one of us won. Seriously, its either humerous or dysfunctional.
Since we have not been training together (he has been biking) it is amazing how well we get along!
It is actually nice to train alone. If I feel great, I can go for a really long or fast run, without having to cater to how someone else feels that day.
Relaxation wasn't in my Schedule:
Last weekend he 'whisked me away' to Harrison Hot springs for my bday . I was supposed to be peaking and doing a 4-6 hr run. Instead, I was floating in the pool, drinking wine !
Its All Good:
I am so thankful my partner 'balances me'. I was going a bit gangbusters and was starting to hurt. The hardware in my old fractured tibfib was giving me serious pain (got to get that out if I plan to run more). This last weekend of relaxation was just what I needed. Though I did squeeze in an 18 km hike with 1000 m elevation gain up bear mountain.
Knee knacker 50km in North Vancouver in 3 weeks!! I gotta run off some of that great food this weekend!