For instance — I will not be racing JFK this year in a cotton t-shirt as I did in 2006 (ah, the good old days!!).
But somethings stay the same. I still enjoy spending time on trails with no pace intended and no goal in mind other than to run for hours. I still enjoy being so sore I struggle to walk down steps the days after said training runs. I still enjoy putting away the headphones, and the phone, and just heading into the woods without a distraction. I even still enjoy the challenge that the rocks covered in leaves covered in rocks covered in leaves presents 🙂
The past month has been a fun mental break for me from the typical swim/bike/run training weekends I was putting in earlier this year. I am really excited now to let the fitness roll and see where that takes me on Saturday.
The goal? Well, I’ve never had a sub-8 finish at this race and I feel like this could be the year! Let’s do it!