Just a few months ago I had brain surgery and coming back to running has been a little slow. It is not because of the brain surgery, but because my fitness level has decreased. I am in the process of building up once again. I miss the days when I could run 50K+ with no training.. I am getting there, somehow.
I also lost a dear uncle of mine. He died unexpectedly a few weeks ago. I traveled home to be with the family. He was young and such an incredible human being. Once again, I am reminded how fragile life can be and why it is important to enjoy every minute of it.
I have been training in Huddard park with my crossfit buddies. We have signed for American River 50 Miles in a couple of months and looking forward to get it done.
We did a 20 mile training run this past weekend... It was awesome. We are doing 25 miles this weekend on the same hilly course. I am on a paleo challenge at the moment, so I am trying to find out how can I fuel myself during this long run without the use of conventional gels / bars /coke etc. I will report my results in a later post.