Next up => 50k as part of the Trail Marathon weekend at Pinckney Recreation Area.
I began the year with hopes of returning to the KalHaven Trail Run, where I ran my first Ultra last spring. I thought it’d be cool to see what a year of Ultra running would do to my time. Unfortunately work had other plans. And by work, I mean me – I’m the one that originally scheduled this maintenance window (I’m a computer nerd) without checking the schedule against the races I wanted to run this year.
Thus, the last few weeks – since I realized I can’t run KalHaven – have been a bit off the rails from a running perspective. There were other reasons too, but I’ve already covered them.
Truth be told, after the minimal running over the few weeks, I was also starting to fall back into the Hole. A few days ago my alarm went off to run, I silenced it, rolled over in bed and told my wife – I need to find a race to run this spring so I can get my shit together. I then went back to sleep.
Well, I found the next race and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve never run out at Pinckney, but I’ve heard awesome things – especially the Potowatami trail where we’ll be running.
I’d considered it earlier in the year, but dismissed it thinking there was a conflict between it and the 5k at our local Nature Center where I’m volunteering and my daughter is running the kids run (her first run – she wants to learn to run w/me this year – awesome!!). Well – upon further review, the 5k is Saturday and the 50k is Sunday. Woohoo!
Now that I have my sights set on a race that I can train for, here’s to digging the rest of the way out of the Hole.
In other news, it’s Super Bowl Sunday – who are you rooting for? I knew you’d say the Broncos! – Go Broncos!
Also, what’s your go to beer, or wine, or spirit, for the game? I’m going with Bells Hopslam. It’s awesome.
Oh my, an impressive course! Yes, it’s always great to have a race to look forward to! Enjoy your training!! Go ‘Hawks!! ( 😦 ) Ummmm, yeah, okay… Go Broncos!! C’mon Peyton, go out with a bang!
I had a blueberry wheat, smores lager, and IPA for the game. Mmm mmm mmm
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Glad to hear you found a way to get out of the hole! Having something to train for is so nice. I’ll run without a race planned, but I am so much more focused and motivated if I’ve got a goal in sight. I did not watch the super bowl this year- I was protesting because the Patriots were not playing! As far as beer goes, must I choose just one?! Atlantic Brewing Company’s Real Ale is great, and I love the White Ale from Allagash. Happy running!
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Thank you! I haven’t had beer from either Atlantic Brewing Company or Allagash, but I’ll have to give them a go if I see them. I love trying new beers.
Both Maine breweries, and both SOOO good!