Rim Rock Marathon on November 12th instead would be more fun...even if it has an elevation profile of this...
Opting out of Savannah was a relief. I haven't been consistent enough with my training for the "huge" PR I was hoping to achieve. So that pressure is off and it brought a new spring to my running step. I think I finally learned that my running is mine...and my goals should be my own and not someone elses or driven by what I think other people might think they should be. Now "all" I need to do is make to the cut-off. And I shall. And along the way, I'll be enjoying the Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument.
Picture credit: Airphoto-Jim Wark
The other lesson I learned while being in this funk and stuck: I'm very lucky to be able to run. To move my body and have it do mostly what I want it to do. My friend with the broken leg can't do this right now. And others fight chronic illnesses that make their relationship with physical activity tenuous. So I'm grateful. Whether it feels speedy, hard, effortless or slow, I plan on making the most of every run for a very long a time.
I'll being doing some hill work between now and then. It will quickly be time to go have some fun! Who's in? Spots are still open!