Back in the running shoes again

So I’m running my third 10k in 2012 tomorrow at the  Big Peach Sizzler! Have I been training? Yesss….Has it been as extensive/tough as it should be? No. But I’m ready. Obviously the Peachtree was great this year, and same goes for the Possum Trot. And I realized that when you train, you are training as much mentally as you are physically. And I think that doing other races throughout the year helps that.

2012 will be my first 3-or-more-10k year ever. I’m definitely running 3. We’ll see how I feel about any more than that. I’d love to say that I’d be able to do a half marathon toward the end of the year, or even at the beginning of next year, but I’m not making any promises. I’m taking one race at a time. If anyone knows of a great half that’s all downhill/shaded/nearby, I’m all ears.

Running as much as I have been definitely has me reflecting on a lot. Running really is the best therapy, and totally thinking time for me. I’ve got so much going on in my life right now — all good! — and running has been an amazing outlet for me to stay sane.

As I go on and hurdle this milestone in my running, I’ll definitely be looking to make new goals. Aside from training for/completing a half, do any runners out there have suggestions?

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