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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a race recap, but this past weekend I participated in Rob’s Run–a 5k trail run though Stillwell Woods on Long Island, NY. This is the second year my Selden Hills Warriors have participated as teams of 4. Our group’s leader takes on the role of placing each of us on teams he feels are appropriate based on our abilities and goals–it’s a great way to meet some new group members and has been an exciting event for our ever growing group!
Running has been on the back burner a bit for me since the marathon–I’ve gone back to work full time, moved, AND all my running gear ended up in storage 🙁
But I committed to Rob’s Run in the hopes that I’d be settled and running in the beginning of the month to prepare for the November 29th race. Well, we all know that life does not always go as planned. Time began to fly, and before I knew it, it was Saturday the 28th and I was
nagging asking my husband to get my running gear (and sneakers!) out of the storage facility.
Instead of being angry at the fact that I hadn’t been running, I decided to be thankful that I would get to run in this race. My goal was 100% to enjoy being free and running through the trails.
Oddly enough, I wasn’t totally concerned with the whole not training issue–except for knowing my team wouldn’t be getting my full potential. However, I knew they would get my full potential on that day. I prepared to listen to my body more than anything, and fully accept what I would be capable of.
I was so happy once I started running, because I actually felt good–like really good. Not good enough to be fast, but good enough to genuinely enjoy the run.
Except for the part before the race where I was frozen. I could’ve done without that–especially since all my winter running gear was still in storage!
I’m happy to report that my team did place 3rd in our division. It was a fun morning, and a great way to get back out there.
What are your goals heading into the winter?
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