It’s been nearly eight months since I posted a blog.
Can you believe it?
I’ve thought about and wanted to write every week. Heck, I’m a product of Mizzou’s J-School. Writing’s in my blood!
Even though my busy work and family lives have precluded regular blogging, there is good news: I’m still running.
Not as much as I’d like. But running, nonetheless.
One of my recent jaunts, Community Services League’s Circle the Square 5K on and around the historic Independence Square, made something abundantly clear: I need to have a race on the calendar, something I’m training for, to keep running at the top of my priority list. I finished the 5k with no problem but was well off my PR because of the hillier-than-usual route and my lack of readiness.
So, after doing a slow-but-steady seven miles Sunday on the Manhattan Beach Wood Chip Trail during my layover at LAX, I made a promise to myself: I’ll have a future race on the calendar in the next week and a plan in place to train for it.
Kate and I have talked for years about tackling Kansas City’s venerated Hospital Hill Half Marathon, which in 2014 is on June 7. And if not it, then something.
Keep your eyes on Kansas City Runner in the days ahead for more information on my next race. And in the meantime, check out its updated links.
I’ve written before that running is my ballast. I look forward to returning to the road and posting more regularly.
Kansas City Runner