I can't believe I am writing my training summary for April... where the heck did the month go?? It's a bit of blurr...
The month started off with my first race of the year - Diez Vista 50km. I pushed through a day where I wasn't feeling 100% and finished really happy with my overall outcome on such a challenging, technical course and rainy day. Aside from the 'race' itself, the weekend was spent with my best friend a.k.a. my husband, a whole slew of PACE friends and people I have meet through the running community. I made some awesome memories that I put in my "memory jar" and was able to check off my first race since last fall. Yea!!
It took me about 3 weeks to recover from Diez Vista. My back tightened up and took a lot of extra energy out of me and held me back from doing more. It's okay though. I know I just need to listen to my body. It is hard coming off a strong race and sitting back instead of trying to build more but patience will pay off. I am really grateful for Dr. David Urness of Valleyview Chiropractic and Evano Massini of M-Power for helping me work through it.
I added back in my home yoga practice a few days a week and really focused on body rolling (lacrosse ball is my favorite) and getting more sleep the first few weeks. I tried to build back into a 6 day running week but it wasn't feeling the best so I added in a few days of road / MTB riding.
I have been consistent with using Udos Oil and my favorite products from Flora Health. Work has been very busy and I have additional stress going on around my step mom's illness which seems to effect me differently as the weeks go on and as she seems to be getting sicker.