I think I’m a runner again. I admit this and am a little hesitant about that statement.
I’ve felt good not running, but when I went to Hawaii, I ran every day. And it was awesome. I averaged 9-minute miles (and sometimes faster.) One day I accidentally ran over 4 miles, when I set out to run 2 or 3. My last race was a 10k (6.2 miles, for you non-racers) and that was back in January, a month after my final marathon.
Last weekend I ran 5 miles in my neighborhood. In 50 minutes. Fab.u.lous.
Yesterday I ran exactly 6.01 miles (in my neighborhood) in exactly one hour. Another 10-minute mile pace – among a TON of hills. I’m a little stiff, but I don’t hurt nearly as much as I did while training last year.
My next race is next month at the Biltmore Estate. It’s a 15k race – a distance I’ve never “raced” before.
I think I’m back. Yep…I’m running again.