Saturday I did a heavenly 20 miler. It felt good to scratch that off my list. When I haven’t done town lake in a long time, I really enjoy it. I saw this new giant piñata art installation and Leo Manzano, who has won an Olympic medal in the 1500. I had my phone and would have loved a picture but I suppose one does not interrupt Olympians mid workout to take selfies. So instead I drooled over the piñatas. I love cool artwork. And the forecasted rain held off until the last mile and a half….now that’s a good run.
This week’s running news is I’ve abandoned keeping a running log. I’ve gone back and forth on this over the years. Daily Mile was fun and then I switched to Strava. Strava is pretty darn cool, but this week I heard about the new Runkeeper app that syncs up with your Apple Watch. I tried it a couple days and found it a bit buggy, and decided to give it up all together. I never, never, never go back and read a running log. How boring would that be? It’s satisfying to see big mile weeks, but dangerously obsessive. Also, it’s not like I’m a professional athlete sending data to a coach. No one will ever look at my Strava page and think “Gee I wonder how doughy middle age women train?” The Apple Watch has a nifty activity tracker which isn’t really a log, but it will record all my runs and I think that’s enough. I’m not saying never again….it’s sorta fun to do with friends, and I might spin some sorta log into this blog and maybe it will entice me to post more. But for now I am simplying my life. It’s not like I don’t have 8 trillion other little tasks in the day.
Back to the ‘mill this weekend. Next weekend I hope to see the piñatas again!