Well, I'm back from Africa. As promised, I did not run at all. That's the longest break I've had since March. I felt like every little thing I ate added pounds. I'm still processing my trip, it was an amazing experience on so many levels. Once I sort it all out, I'm sure I'll have more to say about it. My thoughts are all over the place. In the mean time, take a look at my photos.
I look at these and I think yea yea, the animals were totally cool to see, which is true, but the really cool thing to me was the experience of the people.
So now that I'm back in NYC, I'm back to running. After 2 weeks off to let my body get some rest after the marathon craziness of the fall, I ran 4.5 miles today. Didn't feel too bad. I'm surprised my ankle's a little stiff after the fact. Tomorrow is a 10k which I'm doing just for team reasons. As I've said to a few friends, I'll be running 10 minute miles with a cup of coffee. Of course we all know that's not true, but I wont be out there running any PRs. Plus the weather is suppose to suck.
There a small band of chicks on my team who are planning for the NJ marathon in May. A few people were very close to BQ times in NYC and have something to prove. While I myself have only verbally committed, I'm not sure I'm ready to jump into the grind again. I'm sure I'll come around.