I love the beautiful Fall weather. Nothing like running on colored leaves and smelling the crisp air...and not getting drenched in your own sweat, yuck!
It's been an interesting time since my last post. I have done a lot of running, and even completed a running streak! Look at that!
After almost 5 years of intense racing, it has been so freeing to let go of goals and just run. Initially I thought I would slack and the absence of a goal would make me choose to sip on an extra cup of coffee rather than go out and run, but that did not happen. Instead, I ran almost daily, mostly without a watch, sometimes for 4 miles only, other times for 15 (although lately 12 miles has been my longest run), sometimes on asphalt but mostly on trails. Happy Running!
Most of my runs have been easy, though once in a while I turn on my Garmin for a mile or so and am mostly pleasantly surprised by my pace, given that I have done no speed in many months, and my only tempo runs have consisted of attempts to keep up with my 8 year old's biking.
Not racing this summer has led to many family adventures including an amazing trip to Paris for my birthday
Looks there was even a race in Jardin de Luxemburg!
My happy traveler already planning a trip to Japan (and a job to pay for said trip!).
Life is good. Running without racing can be awesome. Who knew?