It’s been a crazy spring and summer. I’ve taken a few months off of blogging and am looking forward to a new chapter. When last I was blogging, I had injured my arches and was faced with becoming a half fanatic instead of a marathon maniac. In addition to the money that we had spent on race entries, and subsequently half marathon entries, my enthusiasm for running–and life, in a way–went downhill.
And then I discovered trail running. On the trails, it doesn’t matter if you are slow. Everyone seems so much more peaceful. I mean, how can you not be when running in nature? At first the numbers on my Garmin depressed me even more. But then I read that everyone is slower on the trails. So I learned to relax, to just walk the inclines and run the flats and downhills.
In the process I found myself. Not to get all existential, but it was a very spiritual process. I will write about this more in coming months. I am just explaining why I find myself running a 50K on Saturday when I had sworn off marathons.
I have had so much fun this past summer, and will be posting race reports over the next few weeks. DH has made videos for several of them (you can follow him on YouTube here).
For some reason I am not nervous, even though there is a very real chance that I will not finish on time.
I look forward to sharing my journey with you!