I haven't been running as much over the last few months. With the busy race schedule I've been doing, it seems like I'm either tapering for, or recovering from a marathon. It's hard to get too many miles in with the taper/recover thing going on.
But....I have been riding my bike a lot. I logged around 260 miles in June, by far my most miles in one month. It is great cross training and it is 100% pure fun. Running is hard, but cycling is so awesomely fun. I love it.
Let me be honest with you: bike riding is more enjoyable than running. It just is. But I can't get past this feeling I have inside:
I AM A RUNNER.
Over the last two and a half years I have come to truly love running. Running has opened so many doors for me, and taught me so much, and it has made me a better person. Time on the bike is some of the most fun I have all week. But in my heart, I am a runner.
This is the first time I have biked more miles than I've run in a month. I kind of feel like I'm having a secret affair with biking. I want to give Running a phone call and say "Don't worry! Me and the bike - we're just friends! I will never leave you!"
I plan to bike many, many more miles. I want to continue to get better at it. I have a blast every single time I'm on my bike. But nothing can compare to how I feel when I'm only being carried by my own two feet.