So here I am, and I'm just going to write as if I haven't been gone. Cool?
I'm still running 3-5 times a week but it has been shorter on mostly on my treadmill, which I've strangely enjoyed! I've started listening to music again which I haven't since the Eugene marathon two years ago, and hate carrying my phone when I run, so the treadmill it is.
My friend Jen asked me what my long run was two weekends ago and I told her it was whatever I wanted because I wasn't training for anything, her response? 'Really? Weird.'
For the first time since I started running, I'm not training for anything. That's four years of analyzing my schedule, going to be early, being really sweaty all of the time, ice baths, tracking data, adding miles, body gliding, chaffe burning in the shower..... and now... I'm making whatever choices I want. If I sleep in before work, I don't have to beat myself up and try to figure out a way to fit in my workout for the night. I can do whatever my body feels, run hard, run easy, intervals, mile repeats, 400s, planks, walks. It is liberating in a way.
|Running Bridge to Brews with Jill!|
We will see where all of this takes me.
PS Loved watching Boston! Sad Shalane didn't get first but LOVE her new PR and she truly kicked ass. Also LOVE that Meb killed it! I feel even cooler since I've met him in real life!