Friend of three years: “So you’re still running?”
~Doing the Tallinn Marathon in the autumn?
~Probably not. Don’t have much time to train this summer.
~Oh. Bummer. Was thinking about it. Wanted a running buddy.
~Oooooh! You run?
~Mhmh… started a couple of months ago.
~Mmm… In that case, I am doing a half marathon two months from now. Would be plenty of time to train, interested? 😀
~It’s a really lovely trail! Ran it for my first ever half marathon last year and it’s a perfect first time experience.
~Um. Actually. I ran double marathons years ago before stopping.
And that’s ladies and gents, is how you:
a) learn not to assume someone isn’t a runner
b) get a running buddy for the first HM of the year. 😀
Which means that I’m in my fourth week of training, trying to pick up the pieces of not running for three months. Of course, I’ve now been back to running for four months, so I’m getting pretty confident.
Still don’t expect to beat my last years time tho.
It’s spring! Sun shining, birds singing, all I need now is something green to make the runs complete. 😉
I’ve been so pleased with myself. I have a training plan, but I’m doing a lot things just how/when I feel like. I feel stronger than last year (I guess that’s what ten months of regular pilates gets you) my balance and form are better. Unfortunately, I’m not speedier…. But honestly, I don’t care.
For the first time ever, I’ve added short temp runs to my training. And I feel these allow me to really take the long ones easy and enjoy the hell out of them. (Which I have.)
I’ve also found myself able to run several consequitive days without any nags or aches or pains, which was unheard of last year.
Slow and steady is definitely my way! 🙂