Who is with me? What are your goals for this year?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ready to be a Runner Again
After living vicariously through many of you for a while, I am ready to be a runner again! Since St George of 2010 (where I was hoping to qualify for Boston, but it wasn't my time yet!), I have not really trained for a race. The reason for my break was good(hoping to get pregnant and have a baby), but now that dream is on hold for a few months, so it is time again. Running and training is such a big part of who I am, that I feel like I lost a piece of me. I am ready to get that piece back. It was a beautiful day today (not always the case in January in Oregon!) so I took my son and his buddy on their bikes while I ran beside them. It was a slow, 3 1/2 mile run, and I was sucking wind quite a bit, but it felt right! As soon as I got home, I made plans for my next race! I will be running a 10K on March 3rd and I am still signed up for a Mother's Day all women's half marathon. Now, I need to get rid of some of this extra weight that casual running has not been able to keep off. :-)