I"VE LOVED IT!
A friend from the team told me that these races are like CANDY. She's right. Once you get started, you can't stop. It's almost addictive...no, it IS addictive. This is being said by the woman who despised 5k's two months ago and is on a quest to finally break her 20 min. goal for the 5k.
TODO ES POSIBLE.
I would say that biggest challenge has been running these hilly and varied-terrain races as if they were a road race. Thus, expecting that my time will be close to my road 5k time. It just "isn't" so and it's almost a relief some days. Going out to hang on and push for the team and for my personal goal is more fun knowing that the occasional soft and sandy spot will be there to test my forward movement. Maybe it will be a muddy spot or a lumpy grassy hill, perhaps, even a KILLER hill. Whatever. It's fun to see what new adventures will be encountered during these races.
New flavors. New textures. Less calories, NO cavities.
I like this candy. Too bad it's almost devoured but I've appreciated every minute!
TOO much, way TOO much, to be discussed on the home front and the school front. One little tidbit is that BS has been out of running commission since the summer due to his Achilles and he's had an MRI, etc. He's out until December.
I miss my favorite running partner.
*he's a good listener
*he has something GOOD and wonderful to say about EVERYONE(yes, really)
*he's the real deal
Love that man.