Today, for the first time since before Twin Cities, I ran with the LFC marathon training group. It was JUST what I needed. Low stress, adult conversation (not adult, as in X-rated, adult as in not talking just to my kids, which is what I’ve mostly been doing the past couple weeks). Further than I’ve run since pre-TCM (12.5 miles). Faster than I’ve run since pre-TCM (8:26 pace). And hillier than I’ve run since pre-TCM.
I am amazed how much fitness I’ve lost. The hills weren’t even super hilly and the pace wasn’t even super fast, yet I felt winded, slow and out of shape. Still, being with a great group of like-minded people was SO what I needed today! I feel energized, inspired and motivated. Just what the doctor ordered!