After an awesome 8+ miles tempo run on Thursday I felt a little tweak in my left shin. Soooo… I am forcing myself to take it easy this weekend. I’m battling my inner demons and Mother Nature’s calling to get out there and run.

Well, at least I can write about running while I rest!

Normally, I would push through a little ache like this, but I am striving to be smarter than my old self. Is that called wisdom? No, I’m certainly not wise quite yet  I just figure that I better listen to my body as I dare to envision a successful double-dip… a May marathon with myTEAM TRIUMPH coupled with a sub 3-hour showing in June.

This too shall pass.

Like the weather, in the grand scheme, my preparations continue to trend positive. After this short respite, I plan to gear up for the Dick Lytie half marathon in Green Bay next weekend. This epically hilly jaunt should give me a good idea of where I stand as winter slowly gives way to spring. A perfect checkpoint.

I sincerely hope that your training has been fun and invigorating. Isn’t it just a blessing to get outside and savor? A season of faith and hope.

Here is an emoji creation that I threw together after a long run last weekend…

running emoji

Can you relate?

Until next time, wishing you more miles and happiness. Enjoy today!

If you would like me to write about anything in particular in future posts, just want banter about running, or have a question, feel free to email me at mark@happyrun.net