For no apparent reason.
I am not signed up for any races.
I am not trying to lose anymore weight than the usual 10.
So why? I feel like I’m getting close to being the girl who will pee on herself to keep from interrupting a run. I am not there yet. I repeat, I am NOT there yet!
I am a goal oriented person so to be logging this many miles for no reason feels odd.
I have been reading several running blogs lately and realize it is a competitive sport. Thus far, I have not run to compete with anyone but myself. Recently, while looking for a picture, I found this race bib and it reminded of this race.
It was the first Susan Hoying Memorial 5K. Mrs. Hoying was R2’s beloved Kindergarten teacher who had passed the year before. Being a Catholic school teacher for 20+ years, the inaugural race was appropriately held on a beautiful fall and crisp, All Saints Day. The race was hilly and hard but my race partner and I were having a good time for a good cause. What we didn’t expect was to be winners in our respective age groups. We both placed first in our age groups beating out like two other runners! It was fun to accept our prizes among family, friends and familiar faces but I never gave competition another thought.
I am in the best running shape of my life. I can run 12 miles and still walk the next day. It’s time to decide on my next half and work on improving my times.