Has it really been 3 weeks from my last post? Yikes, my apologies. Not sure what I've been doing that has prevented me from blogging but lets see if I can catch you up. I ran in the Johnny Kelley Half Marathon and came in with a PR of 2:02. More importantly than the PR is how the race felt, I was running easy. Tucked my garmin in my shirt so I couldn't obess over pace and just ran. It was a nice race, no crowd support but tons of energetic runners. There were quite a few first timers, so thier energy was fun to be around. I'm slightly anoyed that I didn't push harder and hit the 2 hour mark, but there is always the next race. Since then things have been somewhat downhill and I don't know why. My energy is all off and my speed has disappeared. The heat and humidity set in quick after that race, so maybe I'm having a hard time adjusting. Maybe it's stress, I don't know and suggestions are welcome. For now I'm trying to just flow with it and not care. I have officially nixed the fall marathon plan, I need to time to just run and hang out. Hoping that elimaniting pressure will also help. This morning I did head out to Georgiaville Pond for my first open water swim since sometime last summer and I think as a result I'm planning on breaking up with the friend who dragged me there. The water was barely 60 and although it seemed like a nice day before getting wet, I've never been so cold in my life. Hours later and my toes are still numb. All that complaining aside, it was a nice swim and considering I've been in the pool about 5 times in the last year I'll take this as a win.
Swam 1 mile today.