I’m in a lull between races now. I like the word lull. I like that it has two completely different meanings: “to calm or send to sleep,” or “a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity.” I suppose a lull should be calming then, if the two definitions could meet each other. For me, the lull is restless. I have races coming up, I’m still running, but I don’t have gigantic goals that I’m aspiring to, I don’t have a regimented plan to follow. With a 5K next weekend and another half in about a month, I’ve been unable to focus on what to do this week. Run fast and try to prepare for the 5K? or follow my half training plan for the race in a month? or both? Don’t get me wrong, this is not an intense dilemma, but it does leave me feeling a bit scattered.
October marks my favorite time of year, leaves changing, a bite in the air, no more worries of high humidity and temperatures. I love it. Also, a certain girl celebrates her birthday in October, which brings me to my next running point: the 5K I’m running next weekend. The race is called Warm Hands, Warm Hearts and is sponsored by the United Way of Lake County. It is held at a local Metropark-Chagrin River, and raises money for a great cause. Want to join me? Register here: https://www.achillesracing.com/Race.aspx?RaceID=548 The Humphrey family will be running (or walking the 1 mile loop) together and heading out for breakfast afterwards to celebrate my birthday. Pancakes after a 5K might be better than cake. Happy October all!