… the Bay Area in February apparently.
This “winter” (if it can even be called that) has been incredible. Although we really, really need the rain (we have had the driest couple months in a long time after the craziness that was December 1st), it’s been so nice to run around on dry trails through the green hills in shorts and tank tops.
You will find absolutely no complaining here.
I have sat down a number of times to blog, but didn’t have the patience to actually put a post together to publish. I don’t feel the urging need for this outlet like I used to. If I went almost a month without blogging a year or two ago, I would have felt like my brain was going to explode. But that’s just not the case anymore. Just like everything in life goes through phases, I figure this is another phase that I am just going to go with.
February is actually a pretty big month on this little blog, and a couple big dates that I typically would acknowledge, passed by without much fanfare.
February 9th marked my 5th year of running. 5 years since the day I ran my first mile of marathon training. 5 years since I committed to a training plan and a race. 5 years since I had no clue what a big shift my life was going to take simply by adding running into it.
I also met this girl 5 years ago on that day!
February 14th marked 5 years since I started this blog. Just goes to show you how important Valentines Day is around our house. I still love thinking back to the beginning, and realizing how far my running has come in those 5 years, but also how much it has changed.
So February was a big month for the blog without much blogging. But I was running! Minus a couple sick days, I had a pretty great month.
267.8 miles with 29,845’ gain on a lot of trails with a lot of friends.
I explored so many beautiful places around the place I am lucky enough to call home.
I ran so many fun new routes I want to tell you all about.
I even set a PR in a trail race last weekend.
All those posts will happen as soon as I can peel myself away from memorizing maps, route planning, daydreaming of, and playing in the hills.
March is going to be an incredible month of races, exploring new places and enjoying my old favorites. Hopefully my blog posts will be able to keep up with my running.