Just another rainy run today… 🏃🏻‍♂️

(13 days to go)

Luckily I didn’t get rained on this morning but it was nice out…. Until I got a text from my son that he missed the bus 🤦‍♂️. Let’s just say I ran the last half faster than I had planned and wasn’t happy about it 😒 🏃🏻‍♂️

Let the taper begin… Overcast morning run today with views of the Twin Cities while we circled the chain of lakes (21 days to go)

Getting spoiled now with this nicer weather. For picture purposes I sometimes like clouds in the sky but I will take the clear blue skies today 🏃🏻‍♂️

Another beautiful day today but I took to the old rail trail of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional LRT Trail (that’s a mouthful) 🏃🏻‍♂️

Nice thing about everyone gone durning the day to school is now I have more flexibility during my days as work is the only focus. That lets run mid day when it is light out and what a beautiful day it was! 🏃🏻‍♂️

Spent a short amount of time today exploring some new trails in town. Pretty sure we ran across 7 of these bridges in a 1 mile stretch…🏃🏻‍♂️

Beautiful day for a long run this morning as it finally wasn’t too hot (57°F) and we had some cloud cover along the way. 🏃🏻‍♂️

Not a bad way to get over 30k steps before noon 🤣

Monday morning… Painfully putting in the miles today after a long one yesterday 🏃🏻‍♂️

Early morning long run after my soak run on Saturday 😁

Rain threw things off for me early this morning but I found a break in the action to quickly get a run in before more rain. Thankful this branch didn’t finish breaking as I ran by (36 days to go)

Seems like all of a sudden the mornings got a lot darker. I might have to dig out the running lights soon. 🏃🏻‍♂️

Felt good to get a long run in today with no issues. It probably helped that the weather was much cooler out this morning 🏃🏻‍♂️

Found this friend in the middle of the road on my run this morning… Don’t worry he made it safely across 🐢

Running Restart - 2021 Version

Sometimes you have to start over at ground zero. Well technically I am probably not at ground zero this time because I only had four days off in a row.

This week however I have been getting back into running or restart my running has been a struggle. I have found it much more difficult that I would have thought based on the amount of mileage I typically run and how often I had been running each week. However, I am still probably not 100% better from my Achilles heel pain (or this is what my PT friends tell me I have). In addition, the heat and humidity earlier this week has not helped in my attempts to ease back into running. I restarted this week doing shorter than normal runs but since my only time was late afternoon I was battling getting back at it during the hottest times of day.

I have 45 days left until the Twin Cities Marathon … Right now my goal is to not get injured more and get my comfort level back up when running longer miles.

Let’s get this!

It was a warm one out there this morning even at 6am. Glad to be feeling better and getting back to some longer runs.

Getting back at it this evening 🏃🏻‍♂️

Downpour and storm made for an interesting run this morning… 🏃🏻‍♂️

Definitely a Monday morning that felt harder than it should have been. The thick air from 96% humidity made it feel like I was swimming… 🏃🏻‍♂️

Had to make it another early one today 🏃🏻‍♂️

Had to get up extra early this morning to run as I had a 6:30am meeting. However, really who schedules meetings that early on a Monday 🤦‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️

Not the plan but glad that the Smoke left us and we had blue sky’s today. Also, thankful I found some time between kids activities to enjoy the 70° F weather… 🏃🏻‍♂️

This air quality issue derailed my long run today and I ended up having to run on a treadmill. I appreciated my fiend letting me join him at his gym today but I really dislike treadmills.

Was at Frontenac State Park last weekend which had some great views but my legs were not ready for rocky terrain, narrow trails, and steps that took you up and down 425 ft of vertical. 🏃🏻‍♂️

Never knew Old Powers Blvd existed till I stumbled across a small section today. It was what I needed as the long run was not going well. Most likely the heat and humidity was to blame as it looked and felt like I swam the miles. 🥵