Mother Nature’s springtime beauty is in full force. Easy recovery runs that keep my HR in zones 2 and 3 are much more challenging than any speed workout or interval run. Letting my HR dictate the pace provides ample opportunity to enjoy the warm sunshine, beautiful flowers and birds chirping among stunning mountain view’s. Spring represents growth and rebirth after a long harsh winter. I can’t help but find the same parallels in my life and the lives of those I love. I know the warmth of the sun because I have ran in the bitterness of winter wind. Running slow develops my ability to run fast and finding hope and peace is a direct result of working through pain. The contrast is both a blessing and an amazing way to learn.