It’s that time of the month…
I’d tell you that I said that I was over Virtual races after May’s 5k.
I didn’t run any ALL summer.
Then I signed up for this October Half Marathon one:
and this September 5k and 10K:
and this Fall series of 8 5ks:
and of course, my budget list NH half marathon that went virtual.
and this Oct. one:
My problem, I don’t even consider them races so I run/walk them. I don’t even want swag (unless it’s for a real race.)
I will have run at least 5 virtual halfs in 2020. Do they even count??
I think NOT.
Do you actually race your “virtual” races? What do you do with swag that you didn’t really earn? Do you count virtual half marathons as half marathons??
I’d tell you that my friends and I decided to go to NH this weekend even though our race has been cancelled.
Don’t tell anyone in NH but if we are from NYS, we are supposed to self-quarantine for 14 days. We debated about not going because of this but then decided to pretend that we didn’t know the rules. Ignorance is bliss.
Would you travel to a state and ignore the pandemic restrictions?
I’d tell you that the weather was perfect for running 2 weeks ago and I was injured. As you can guess, it was hard NOT to run. I even thought that I should not walk or hike. But if you know me, I couldn’t handle that amount of inactivity.
So I did walk a lot. I did hike.
It seemed to get better the more I moved. By last Sunday, I was even able to run.
Have you ever ignored an injury and hoped it will just get better?
I’d tell you that I HATE Fall.
I miss summer already!
I want to get up, throw on a skirt/tank and go for a walk and at lunch, the same, and after work the same.
It’s too cold for that in the morning. I have to find layers or even remember what to wear in this cooler weather. And then after work, I have to rush to avoid getting caught in complete darkness.
Yes, I know it will just get colder in the winter but by then I’ll be used to it.
How do you feel about Fall?
I’d tell you that I realized that my running mojo is tied to racing.
I love the excitement of a race and all it entails, even the training.
In the beginning of the pandemic, I ran because I thought I would eventually race. Races got cancelled one by one but there was still hope.
Now I’ve run out of hope. I don’t know when I’ll race again.
As a result, I prefer walking and hiking. I wasn’t even that disappointed in my SI joint injury (besides the pain) when I figured out that I could still walk and hike.
I do still run but it’s slow and less often than when I was preparing to race.
Do you retain your running mojo when there’s no race?
6. (sorry I’m an overachiever) Over coffee…
I’d tell you that I think I’ve inspired my young friend, Anna, from Moscow.
In 2012, she came to visit and watched me run a race. She was intrigued. She had never seen a race before.
Then in 2016, she came to NYC to visit and told me that she wanted to run a race with me. I was surprised because she never mentioned that she ran. So we ran the Dash to the Finish 5k – her first race.
I could tell that she may get hooked. And I was right. She came back in 2018 to run another 5k. Unfortunately it got cancelled due to a thunderstorm.
Fast forward to 2020. Here she is running a 10k in Moscow.
I hope that she can come back again some day so we can race together.
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