During my run this morning, I reflected on where I have been since then:
I have moved twice! (in the same city)
Decided to start trying to have another baby. (still no luck yet)
Watched my best friend(and running partner) move away.
Earned my Personal Trainer Certification.
Been frustrated with my weight as I try to figure out how to exercise and burn enough calories while NOT training for a marathon.
Realized it is NOT the right time for me to be a Personal Trainer.
Gone to New York for a week with my husband and ran a 10K through Central Park.
Ran my first summer in 9 year without training for a race.
Learned that I do much better with a race to train for.
So, here I am and I am proud of myself for running 9 miles this morning!! Woo hoo! It reminded me how much I love running, and how much I connect myself with being a runner. I am grateful for running partners who have been patient with me as I figure out my place as a runner and/or nonrunner. I am recommitting to running, even if I can't commit to a race right now.
Good luck to all those St. George runners this morning. I hope you are having the time of your lives. (and I hope the weather is better than it was last year!)