Thursday, October 8, 2015


... I'm starting virtually from square one and I hate it.

I've been down this road before; I know how difficult these early miles are and how they will be a test of mental and physical strength.

While not relishing these early and painful miles, I've done it before. I'm ready for it. I'm not going to belittle myself for not being the pace I was last year and I'm not going to cry if I don't PR at my next race (November 8).

I am so happy to be back out there, working back towards something I love so much. Endurance running saved my life and while I don't need to keep running with saving my life on my mind, I can run with the joy that I am able to run (no matter how slow the pace is). I've been consistent this week. Cross training tomorrow, a long run on Saturday and a recovery run on Sunday. These small victories are better than what September looked like and for that, I am grateful.