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I’ve had a short hiatus from blogging.  I know.

It actually feels quite weird to be sitting at my computer blogging now, baring my soul again to my readers.

Weird, but good.

A few short weeks ago I got some bad news that affected my ability to run in a half marathon I had trained for four months for.

Yes, four months.

I hadn’t shared my training with my readers because I honestly wasn’t sure how far I could get into it.  Last year I had trained about halfway for a half marathon in the first week of August, but we had some family events last summer that prevented me from finishing the training and running the race.

This year was going to be my year.  I was going to run a half marathon.

But I’m not.  Or at least not the one tomorrow.

Today was my second run back after an almost week and a half hiatus, and I was slow, stiff, and just downright uncomfortable.  There is no way I could run 13.1 miles tomorrow.

I feel like I’m starting from scratch, starting all over again.  I’m allowing my body to take it slow again, and to run shorter distances.  I’m listening to the muscles in my legs and my core when they tense and ache.

I feel old.

This too, shall pass.  I know.

I look forward to faster, smoother, more pleasant, and hopefully longer runs in my future.

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