Probably not, but that's ok.
It's been almost three years since my last post. A lot has changed, a lot has stayed the same, and there is a lot to catch up on.
Let's see, where did we last leave off......
Yes, so I was battling a vicious round of ITBS. I ended up taking an extensive break from running to allow it to heal (6+ months). I did a lot of cycling in the meantime, but it just wasn't the same as running. Add to that some major life changes (moving, starting a new job, developing a new family unit, etc) and the running routine I had developed kind of didn't fit my new lifestyle. It took a lot of time to figure out how to balance everything while trying to regain my fitness, a feat which on it's own seemed like climbing a mountain. The love for running was still there, I just needed to find a way to rekindle the flame.
Peachtree Road Race '12
So once I started to feel like I had my feet back under me, I started to add in a few races. I wasn't always prepared for them, but they ended up being a good kick in the pants as well as a way to bring my love for running back. Some were tons of fun and some were struggles to make it to the finish line (I'll provide some flashback recaps). About a year ago, I started to really get my rhythm back and could see the difference in my race times and overall comfort while running. In the end, it all brought me to where I am now.
It was too tempting.
And where is that exactly?
I'm still living in the ATL and enjoying the hills and humidity for all they have to offer. I am about to embark on my first marathon training cycle since Birmingham 2010 and I am very excited to test myself once again. I've been trying a lot of new things (more on that to come) and enjoy running for running. There's so much to discuss.
Let's get started.