So I have, very reluctantly, returned from my vacation.... I was totally born to be a bum. However, as with all bums, I would be a much better bum with some lotto winnings. Since there are no lotto winnings and the wife insist that I maintain my current job, we have returned to the great and mighty Texas. I like Texas and all but would much rather split my time between the beach and the mountains.
I took over 10 days off from running, lifting, etc. Basically, we went to the beach, we ate, we relaxed, we enjoyed life. I did start to feel lazy towards the end but not lazy enough to get out and run. But, but, but you are supposed to be an ultra runner and love to run!!! I do love to run but I also love to relax. I would for sure be putting in big mileage weeks, if all I had to do was go to the beach and pool and have a few beers. I have found that, for whatever reason, running on vacation feels like a chore. However, it never feels that way any other time of the year and, in fact, is a major release and something that I look forward to the rest of the time.
I got back to things yesterday with 30 min of stairs, a visit to the gym, and 4 miles. Today I got in 45 min of stairs. I am aiming for 50 miles and 2 hours of stairs this week. I have a couple of big weeks on tap after that with a training run on the El Scorch course and a trip to the Cactus Rose course on tap.