This will be me the next race I am doing. I am struggling to keep a slow pace much less anything that doesn't qualify me as a race walker. But hopefully there will be doughnuts at the finish line.
Seriously, in all the craziness this summer of packing and moving and unpacking and getting ready for homeschooling, I let this area of my life slide. I managed to run several times a week all summer, but my miles were so low that I barely feel okay with saying I ran any at all. I have started to work on that though because things are slowing down and I am ready to get reacquainted with long runs and GU and foam rollers and ice baths again. I haven't forgetten how much I love it. In fact, next week I start training for marathon #2. I am doing the New Orleans Rock and Roll again because I am a creature of habit. If I liked it once, I am sure to like it again:). And it just fits in my timetable. All my long runs will be in the winterish months. And really, that's the leading factor in that decision. I know running in the heat makes for a stronger runner. But come on.
Anyway, just a little post about running. I love it. I miss it. And now I am ready to get back out there WHOLE heartedly.