I'm ready to be mentally present again. I would put money on partial awareness Friday afternoon (1 week + 1 day) and fully back after another week or so. Every fall life changes a little because the kids go to preschool or kindergarten. This year I head back and it is a huge unknown. While I generally embrace change, I don't deal well with unknowns. I don't know what time I am supposed to be at school on Wednesday. I don't know how my kids will do. I don't know how I'll get as much sleep as I want. I don't know how it will all fit into the day. What I do know is that it will all work, it will just take a little adjustment period to get there. My running will suffer during the adjustment because that is how I am made.
I will not give up on my running. In fact, I'm thinking about adding another half marathon to my fall schedule. Last year I ran my first on 10/11 and my second on 1/1. This year I'll do both again, although I'm debating a trail half on 10/31. It is supposed to be wonderful, fun, muddy, challenging, and possibly exactly what I need to get back at it. I will wait until I'm a few weeks into my student teaching before deciding. If I do not run the Hairy Gorilla, I'll probably try for an early spring half while the temperatures are still cool.
|thanks to Random.org|
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