I'm ..... enjoying ..... running .... again!
I honestly don't know what it is. Maybe cooler temperatures. Maybe leaving the Garmin behind. Maybe running with my big dog. Maybe running alone.
Whatever it is, I'm happy!
I've done 3 ~5K runs this week. Two on the road, 1 on the treadmill - and I honestly enjoyed every one of them. Not a clue what my pace was, and I don't care (for now).
Maybe I'm just done feeling sorry for myself. Done with looking in the mirror telling the reflection what a waste of time this last year has been. I'm moving on. Starting from scratch (well, not quite). But I'm rebuilding the wall.
AND ... I have a goal. It involves improving on this race in 2012. This will require some regular, consistent, progressive training, and a definite reduction in weight. I'm also seriously considering a "fun-run" half marathon for 2012. While I still have goals in mind for that distance, it's not one I want to focus on just yet - but I do want to do another half regardless of time. My goals for that can sit on the back burner for a while and be resurrected when it feels right.
My goals this week are 3 runs of at least 5K and 2-3 fitness classes.