"I like your sweat smell, Mom."Maybe there is something wrong with me (or maybe it's because I am a runner), but it made me smile and totally made my day!
Yesterday's four miles turned into three because I got out the door a little later than planned; the sun was going down and it was getting cold ("Mom, my face is freezing"). I have been watching just my mileage lately, so I haven't had any idea what my pace or time has been on my last few runs. I plugged my Garmin into the computer last night and was happy to see that my pace is getting back to where it was pre-injury and pre-children-with-ongoing-sickness. And it was especially nice to see the numbers improve again yesterday in spite of pushing the double jogger.
However, you may have noticed my next scheduled race has disappeared from my upcoming races list. I ran a 4-mile race on Thanksgiving the past two years and was looking forward to seeing my improvement this year. The first year I ran it, four miles was still considered a "long run" and the second year I just had a baby and had only been back to running for about two months. Even with a full year of good running behind me, I have decided to skip it this year. I don't feel prepared to run it. I can run four miles next Thursday morning on my own and save myself the money, time and likely disappointment that would result. (They have race day sign-up so I can always change my mind...)