|Me at the Bellagio Gadens before the Saints and Sinners Half Marathon|
Year to Date Miles: 300
Well, I'll first start off by saying February was a pretty crappy month. It started off okay but my training really took a nose dive after the South Davis Recreation Center 5K.
I normally don't mind winter running and while we had some rough weather, it really wasn't that bad. In fact, I don't think there was a day this winter where I couldn't run or that the bike trail wasn't in good shape.
My problems started around February 10th when I discovered the cat I was feeding died. A few days later I got a nasty cold, which sort of morphed into bronchitis and then some sort of "para flu". Running suddenly became a lot harder -- especially when you can't really get a full breath of air or if you stop running you cough like an asthmatic. Here I am typing this in on March 2nd and I am still not 100%.
So it isn't too surprising that I only got about 130 miles in for the month.
Also as the month crept on, I get less and less quality runs in. Most just became maintenance runs.
Some months are like that.
Cat NewsDespite the horrendous news that the cat I had been died, I continue to feed another feral cat -- a little black one. I don't see it very often but I do drop food for it and once in a while I find it sunning itself in the field, waiting (presumably) for me.
Since we were all set to adopt my other cat, we did wind up taking in a cat from the local pet shelter. We took in a spunky, long-haired Tabby. She is a cutey but hard to pin down. Too much energy for a 2 year old:
Like Oreana, my other cat, we named her after a Nevada town: Fallon.
The race season is under way. I did pass on the March Madness Half Marathon that was scheduled for 3/2. I dropped down to the 10 KM and decided at the last minute that I wasn't even going to be able to run that. I hate to not run a race I registered for, but I probably did myself a favor.
Hopefully I am 100% for the Sand Hollow Half.
03/09: 2019 Sand Hollow Half Marathon (Flat and Fast) - Hurricane, UT (Confirmed)
03/16: 2019 Lucky 13 10K - West Jordan, UT (Confirmed)
04/13: 2019 SLC Half Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed)
04/29: 2019 Starr Valley 10K -- Deeth, NV (Confirmed)
05/18: 2019 Ogden Half Marathon - Ogden, UT (Confirmed)
07/26: 2019 Legacy Midnight Run 10K - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
11/17: 2019 Las Vegas Half Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)
01/19: 2020 Phoenix Rock n Roll Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ(Confirmed)