The past few weeks have been somewhat un-newsworthy due to a nasty cold spreading around. I took several days off to recover and it took a toll. By the time I got back to running last week, I felt slow and icky. I kept with it and by Sunday, I ran 9.5 cough-free miles on one of the toughest courses I know (the Lafayette Reservoir Upper Rim Trail).
With some house stress weighing on me, I busted out my fastest-ever 6-miler yesterday in 57:28. I know that I still have a long way to go but with yesterday being the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and Monday being MARATHON MONDAY, I can hardly contain all of my excitement and emotion. Thinking about the runners and spectators who were killed and injured breaks my heart in two. But thinking about the resiliency of the city I love so much inspires me to grab my shoes and hit the dusty trail.
How are you feeling about the anniversary of the marathon bombing?