It's amazing how fast we're going through October, but that also means we're getting close to the last day for the virtual run I signed up for. Honestly, I don't know if I'll complete it. I didn't sign up for a physical race because I didn't want to deal with the pressure of needing to be ready, and I'm feeling the same way with the virtual run. With everything going on with my decision to move, packing, and my quick trip to Boulder, I'm feeling OK with not making it to 4 miles. I got to 3.5 miles a couple weeks ago, and I'm getting more consistent with building mileage closer to the 5k distance, and yesterday I did 3.25 on the treadmill. I'm enjoying October.
I'm fine with not meeting the virtual run goal too. Most of the time, I'd be freaking out, but I know these races have a good benefit, and the proceeds for this Election Day run is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Just like my DNS with the Wounded Warrior 10k in 2013, the funds are going to a good charity, and I'm more than happy to consider the registration fee a donation. If I get a good run and get to 4 miles, great, but I'm not going to force it.
My post on finding balance says it all. I'm still heavily focused on strength training, and I'm dealing with that persnickety hip flexor I tweaked in July. It pops up on occasion, so I need to focus on getting that to fully heal too. I signed up for the virtual run because I was feeling a little antsy, but I'm not going to force it like I would in the past. I have to control the competitive streak that I have, and take care of my body, so I'm ready for the Boulder Bolder.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.