<p>It's been a (long) while since I popped in here. But since I've been lurking about for a few days, I thought I'd shake things up by starting the Monday thread - even though it won't be Monday here for an hour and a half.
<p>I miss reading all the run, race, and life reports!</p>
<p>I've been in "not-training-for anything" mode for a long time now. Thought I was still in it. But a couple of weeks ago, while enjoying a nice beer with runner-friends, I was informed that I am, actually, signed up for a half marathon Nov 5th. Oops! I had completely forgotten about the "hey everyone, we need to sign up for this amazing trail half before it fills up!!!!!" facebook message. I had, indeed, hurriedly registered online - and forgot about it.</p>
<p>Now here I am, putting in 0 - 15 mile weeks. Oh dear. This week I got in 29 miles. But I'm still 30 (gasp) pounds over my marathon weight. Not that I was a skinny runner then either. I have discovered that I'm exactly 1 min/mile slower now than a year ago. But you know what? I don't really care. I'm having fun, running lots of trails, and going whatever pace feels right. I love the camaraderie of my running community, and hope to jump back into this wonderful online version! You all inspire and amuse me! </p>
<p>So, here's to a great Monday of running, all!</p>