Since life doesn't stop running for me, why should I stop running for life. Running, more running, and even more running with a bit of something called life thrown in. I love to run & everything track. I'm a middle distance runner turned hurdler who craves a bit of speed every so often. I finally found my way back competing in 2007 after being on a 7 year hiatus.
I opened my season off in Boston at one of the low-key BU mini meets. I had some high expectations but they definitely did not pan out quite as I had hoped. Since I've always opened with an 800, I figured why change now. The catch here is my training's completely different than what I have done in the past. I thought in my mind that the speed work that we've been doing would translate to the middle distance arena, but in my case it did not. I've been doing much much speedier work than I had in the past with not as much volume. I wasn't so happy or proud with my performance, but in the end I hope to see the changes that are being made progress in the areas where I want it to matter the most. May patience be with me.
On a lighter and happier note I was able to join Greater Boston for a last official who-rah at the team's annual holiday party. I had an amazing time seeing and catching up with everyone. I couldn't have asked for a better consolation to my race earlier in the day. After all was said and done I was able to shoot up north to have an early Christmas visit with the family.
I found this photo amusing as I looked way too exhausted for not enough exertion
Photo by Chris McConnell