Despite my best intentions to not eat out for a while, somehow we ended up at Panera for lunch yesterday. Fortunately, we got a big grocery store trip in, so I really hope that good intentions coupled with lots of food in the house will lead to more eating at home this week.
Anyway, that’s not really what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to talk about running. I was feeling really burned out for a while after my last half-marathon back in March. I still ran sporadically, but not that often. I guess time is just what I needed though because in the last couple of weeks, I’ve felt like running again.
Jason and I both felt like we needed some sort of goal to work towards though. I’ve had some good runs lately, but without something to train for, I always feel sort of lost. But while I’m feeling more like my old self when it comes to running, I still have no desire to sign up for a big fall race. A shorter late-summer race though, I can get down with that (no pun intended – you’ll see in a second). And it just so happens that one of my favorite races is coming up, earlier this year for some reason, the Vinings Downhill 5K!
I’ve done this race for the past two years and the down hill aspect of it has allowed me to set a PR both times. So, third times a charm too? I have a month to find out.
I am totally capable of running a 5K now, but I don’t think I’d do it in a time that I’d be happy with. So, I have to figure out some sort of plan. I’m thinking running three times a week - one tempo, one three miles of speedwork and one longer, slower 5-6 mile run.
I’m excited about this race and even more, I’m excited that I’m excited about it. I really wondered if I was going to be disenchanted with running forever. Guess not.
Aside from a desire to run, I finally got something else back too, a meal at home! Field roast vegetarian sausage and herb-roasted fingerling potatoes.