Fall means cross country season in our house. Many weekends I find myself at the start of a race…dashing with other parents through the woods to the one- mile marker and then off to the base of a hill….then to the edge of a small lake…. hoping to catch a glimpse of our daughters or sons as they race by. I love cross country meets. They’re exhilarating. Watching younger runners dig deep and push themselves out on a cross country course motivates me to get in touch with my passion for running.
Autumn does that too. Cooler temperatures make running easier. It’s my favorite time to run. Especially this autumn. I am not injured. Not burned out. Not really anything but happy to get out and run. I’m planning on running a race sometime in the next few months but haven’t signed up for anything yet. I’m open to a half-marathon or even a trail run. A few of my running buddies have already tackled a fall marathon. [Read more…]