I've kinda been MIA on here if ya haven't noticed.
I've been in a running slump (spoiler alert: I'm gonna whine and complain for a sentence or two - I won't be offended if you decide to click off the post now or just skip to the next paragraph). The 15k that I ran in July not only kicked my butt physically, but mentally. I've just felt defeated in my running - every run has been hard, distances have been short, pace has been slow, I missed quite a few days of running due to a house full of sicknesses(including my own respiratory virus).
I needed to get OUT of that slump.
So I showed up at a 5k race today, registered on site (it seems many of the runners had the same idea I did this morning and I barely made it through the registration process and to the start line in time - there's a lesson in here!), and ran my heart out - this was my chance to prove to myself that I'm ready to get back into the swing of things!
Gun went off, we were off, and I was moving pretty good. Nothing big to report - it all went pretty smoothly. Had to stop and tie my shoe(my new shoes - Brooks Ghost 5 - I'll comment on in another post) but other than that, I cruised in to the football stadium, rounded the last lap, and crossed the finish line in 26:40, earning me a 3rd place finish in my age group! And as the title of this post says, that's exactly what I needed!
No photos to show....just imagine me with a smile ;)