It’s been a long time since I last updated this blog. For many months I was content to let it be, but lately I’ve wanted to write about my running journey. In the months since the marathon, I’ve run exactly one half marathon and one 5K. A dramatic decrease in race participation for 2014! I am still a runner, however. Despite a winter full of sickness and colds, I continued to log miles for sanity each week. I’ve been running purely for the joy of running. It is quite the shift from the focused marathon training that I was about to begin this time last year.
Where am I now? Well, I am about to start intentionally training for the Bellingham Bay half marathon. Long story short, I am beginning my doctoral studies in just a few days while working four days a week, so I decided that a half marathon would be more realistic than a full marathon. Also? I haven’t had the calling to run another marathon yet. I don’t think I will run another one for at least another year. We’ll see. I will let my heart decide when the time is right.
For now, I am just enjoying the groove of pounding pavement. Tomorrow I will enjoy a trail run with a running buddy (and co-pilot for half marathon training). I hope to reflect from time to time as I train for this race.