I did a thing today.
I ran for the first time since March 10, 2020. There was no a priori plan. I stopped running in March (I’ll get into the reasons why when I get back on track to talking about my pregnancy journey) and I simply hadn’t felt like running postpartum. I woke up this morning and I thought to myself, “I think I’ll go run today.” And I did.
It was fun. It wasn’t for very long – 1.7 miles. It wasn’t fast (10:34 pace). It was just what I needed.
Then later this afternoon I found out that BAA announced Boston Marathon will happen on Oct 11th and they’re accepting qualifying times from Sept 15, 2018 onward. My BQ from Phoenix is still good. Holy sh!t, I may get my chance to run Boston after all!
I’m glad that I ran before I learned about Boston because this way I know I ran because I really wanted to go running and not because I felt pressure to get back into shape for Boston.
So, yeah, I did a thing. I think 2021 will be my comeback year.