It's been roughly 7 months since there has been a running-specific post on Wasatch and Beyond. Time for a brief update...
After withdrawing from London (Jan-Mar training recap) it took me a LONG time to feel like my "old self" again. Much, much longer than I expected. I posted detailed account with plenty of thoughts and introspection on my running log back on August 4th. Long story short, something was wrong all summer - a combination of factors known and unknown. I needed a good break.
In mid to late August things started to turn around and I've been slowly regaining my fitness and feeling the spark again. The injuries and illness cleared up. I feel normal feel normal again. My legs got their pop back. I have kept things sensible and have been running for fun... no "training" yet, or plans to on the horizon. Over the summer I felt like I was 31 years old going on 40... now I feel like I'm 31 years old going on 20... or maybe 25, again!
Andrea has been slowly building up her running since March, finally coming around after a 2.5 year, 2 surgery, injury layoff. By mid-October we were both itching to jump into a couple local races on weekends where we weren't traveling or doing other fun stuff. We've been running some 5Ks (road and XC) and are planning to do a couple more (Turkey Trot!) to test our fitness before ski season begins in earnest.
Its fun to be back out on the roads, competing together, for the first time in a long time. We both love simply running for the sake of running, but its fun to put on the racing flats once in a while too.