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Well hello there!  Wherever did February go off to?  That had to be the fastest busiest month on record!  In a stunning move of foreshadowing, I chose February to focus on speed intervals in my running. I now am completely addicted. Running for distance was getting kinda boring. In one week I set three PRs in three days, I suppose you could say. I ran 4 miles, I ran 5 miles, I ran 6 miles. At that point it dawned on me that distance running is truly about embracing the suck and continuing to put one foot in front of the other. The very next article I read on running was about stashing food and drink for longer distances, as in what mile is appropriate for hydration vs fueling dependant on the distance anticipated. Now while my favorite drive as a child thru the Rocky Mountains followed the Cache de la Poudre, I think setting up my own Cache de la Gel Shots is pushing it. So, intervals it has been! I can definitely feel that I am getting faster all the time and oh wow! Going faster hits completely different muscles than coasting along for mile after mile, doesn’t it? I’ve still pulled a couple of long distance runs but those were days I truly needed to think and I tend to do great thinking pounding down the pavement.

That pretty photo above that I played around with in Pixlr? Taken one fine evening from the deck at my new job. Yep, back to bartending on base! Or was that working as a
March is here though and I just love March.  It’s always been one of my favorite months. Spring and my birthday, daffodils and wild weather, Easter sometimes and Saint Patrick’s Day always.

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