Warm weather has arrived!

This week in Colorado has been cold – below freezing cold.  Wednesday last week, the first day of the cold front, I woke up and grabbed my iPhone.  The screen said it was 0 degrees!

snowAt least it wasn’t negative.I contemplated rolling back over for another hour of sleep but mustered enough strength and got out the door.  I looked more dressed to go snowshoeing than to go for a run.  A few inches of fresh snow lined the streets and off I headed.  All the layers, while uncomfortable to run in, kept me surprisingly warm.

I only made it a couple miles.  The constant worry of loosing my footing wore on me more than anything else.  After getting home I was really glad to have gotten out there.

Warm weather – by that, I mean temps in the 40s –  came back this week.  It has been nice to go out for a run not dressed like that kid from A Christmas Story.

A Christmas Story

Monday was a double workout day (gym and a 3 mile run).  The easiest way to get this in is to run to the gym – about a mile away.

I pulled an old workout from when I was training for Tough Mudder.  It included, on a bosu ball, lunges with leg lifts and squats.  That year I was in good shape but being the first time I have done it in awhile it kicked my butt.  A lot of soreness today.

My goal for this week is to stay more consistent.  No more staying in bed – especially now that I can’t use cold weather as an excuse.

Tip of the Week

Destination races are a fantastic way to include travel and this great sport.  Not only do you get to experience a new city, new restaurants and getting away from work but you get to run in a new location.

In 2010, my wife and I ran America’s Finest City Half Marathon in San Diego.  We got to experience hilly San Diego and its wonderful temperature.  Living out of a suitcase was also a change but with good planning (and double checking) I managed to not forget anything.

Marathons and half marathons aren’t the only type of events worth traveling to.  The Bolder Boulder, a 10k, attracts thousand of out-of-state runners and is one of America’s biggest races.  Active.com provided a list of destination races, including Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Trail Race to Maine’s Lighthouse Ride.

Happy Running,

Kyle

Melissa and I ready morning of AFC Half-Marathon.

Melissa and I ready morning of AFC Half-Marathon.

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About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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