I have been on a bit of a writing hiatus. Between work and workouts I have not had the time or motivation to get my thoughts organized. So, it is time to do a quick recap of the last little bit.
Hitting the trails
With trail running season on us, I have been spending a lot of time running trails. And the weather we have been experiencing makes it an absolute pleasure to be out there.
Last year I was not as strong as I would like to have been on the uphills so I have been spending a lot of time climbing.
Hills, hills and more hills.
Luckily, living in British Columbia gives me lots of opportunities to climb. Interestingly, a lot of the trails lead to radio towers so of course they make for a nice “carrot to chase”.
Over the last 3-4 weeks I have visited at least 4 towers. I captured a few in photos, but it looks like I was more interested in the views. My 13 year old son has joined me on a few, and I can tell you there is nothing like running with a teenager to make you feel old :(.
I have also been commuting on the bike to work whenever I can. Normally I am a run first guy, but lately I have really been enjoying the lower impact workouts that biking presents. Maybe one day I will even take up swimming so I can do a triathlon.
Although I don’t talk about work much, it is still a big part of my life. For the first two weeks of May I had to do some travel for work conferences.
As we all know travel will mess with your schedule. I was able to keep things somewhat on track, but there is no doubt that there was a drop off from my normal workouts. Don’t even get me started on diet…
Well, I am still looking for that race that I want to focus on for the year. I have never left it so late in the year and to be honest it is kind of messing with me. I am in a precarious position where it might be too late for training for anything longer then a 50km.
As for the blog, expect to see me much more active again.