Race for the Cure 5K-
16:23, (5:16, 5:18, 5:11, :36)
A planned slow start still found me feeling it at one mile in, mile two found me holding ground but not gaining, and for mile three I dug in and gave what I had. No sub-16, but it's not altogether unexpected after only a few speed workouts.
For a few months now I've been thinking of ending this blog, as my interests seem to be floating away from writing about the sport. I still love running, and I still honestly believe my best times are still ahead of me. However, sitting down and concentrating on a post just doesn't give me the satisfaction it once did, and much of the time it feels like a chore rather than something I look forward to. Work has gotten busier, the kids are getting older, and I'm just not willing to set aside the time it takes to keep the blog up to date. The kicker came today as I was driving home and sorting out my thoughts on the race for a post. I just didn't want to write anything. Not today, not tomorrow, not at all.
I've made several friendships with fellow bloggers since I started "Running With Lydiard", and for that I am grateful. Mystery Coach came to my aid through this blog and has offered me wisdom, counsel, friendship and countless hours of his time. I hope he continues to either post here or start a new blog without my mug in the header. I want to thank him publicly here again for all his help.
I've appreciated all of you reading and commenting over the years, and I wish all of you the best for the future. As for me, I'm hoping to spend more time reading about running and training, and I'm also delving back into making music. Dad, husband, runner, other. You know the deal. My family gives me my strength, and I'm eternally grateful for their love and support.
Finally, I'd like to give credit to the late Arthur Lydiard. Without discovering his texts and the network of wonderful people devoted to his wisdom, I never would have started this blog.
I'll make efforts to update my log from time to time, so you can check on me there, and chances are I'll make an announcement when I manage a running milestone, just to let you know I'm still at it. Also, if I come up with something I really feel is worth sharing I'll write a post.
Keep in mind I will be checking in on my running friends from time to time, so no slacking off gang.