Haven't checked in here, lately. I hope all of you have been healthy and happy Haven't been running as regularly as I'd like but trying to get back into the groove. In past month, I've been in 3 different countries with my small child, and all the travel has made it a bit tough to run 3 times/ week. However, I'm now back home where I belong to a gym that has morning childcare so I think I'll be able to get a bit more regular with my runs.
I am currently mid-week for Wk7 in the "One Hour Runner" program. So, I've done a 30 minute run (on Monday), a 34 minute run (Wednesday) and will do a 45 minute run as the week's final run.
I'm also going to take part in a 5K race this Saturday. It's going to be my first-ever 5K and I feel woefully unprepared. I signed up many months ago, when I believed I'd be much further along with this program than I am, in fact. However, I am am positioning it in my mind as an investigative experience: I'll go, check it out, see how my body feels, watch what kind of other people are running it, figure out what I need to know for the next 5K race, etc. When I think of this as my first real race, I am terrified. But when I think of this as an opportunity to check out the kind of race I will be taking part in, many times in the future, I feel more relaxed about it. So much of this running stuff is just about trying to get myself into the right "headspace."
Anyway... that's my report. Checking in here once in a while helps keep me on track, so to speak. I'll write again after my 5K. Thanks for reading and good wishes to all of you. xo