This was a good run: after a somewhat underwhelming week as far as half marathon training is concerned (it was a hectic week as far as the whole rest of my life was concerned) it felt great to get out and away for 46 minutes and just pound some pavement. And - unusually for me - I did it all without my iPod. I do like to have my tunes when I run, but it did feel nice to unplug. I got to do a bit more dedicated musing than I might with the constant prospect of being interrupted mid-thought by the need to air-drum or air-guitar along with a good song. Oh yeah: I totally run like that. So there's your embarrassing confession for this post: sometimes, when I run, I'm the crazy lady air-drumming to One Direction as I lope down the sidewalks. (Or air-guitaring to The Eagles, though that happens less often than the One Direction song...)
Speaking of improving, I have a goal. Just the other day I got inspired to find out if there are any local running groups and managed to source the Hart Road Runners. They look fun and have what appears to be a pretty regular and welcoming schedule. My plan is to make it out to one of their group runs before the month of February is entirely over. I know the Husband and I run together some nights in the week, but it'll be nice to run with another set of people, possibly make some new friends, and most importantly: be able to run with another grown-up without needing the jogger! I love E, but he really does have to be in the mood for a run with no screaming lately.
Anybody else channeling their inner Atalanta lately? (Well, only in the footracing sense...not so much in the virgin priestess of Artemis sense.) Oh, and if you, too, want to join in the motivating fun of the 5 by the 5th virtual races, all the pertinent deets are over on the blog Mommy Run Fast. I highly recommend checking it out.