Running update: So, I mentally broke down a couple weeks ago on a run. I've been running around my neighborhood, slowly increasing my mileage. But the upcoming race is a trail run, so I need to start training on trails. A local nonprofit recently opened some new trails south of here, so we decided to run there. Folks, trail running is hard. H a r d. And I kept thinking that to myself, how hard it was and how I wasn't very good at it, and eventually I broke down. Cried even. Three times. Pathetic, right?
Since then, I have been back to these trails twice. I did not cry. In fact, the last time, I was mostly smiles. We did six miles that day. That's two thirds of the upcoming run, and THAT makes me feel good. Two weeks ago, I was ready to drop out. But now? Now, I'm ready to get back out there and improve.
Next week I'll be heading to Kansas City for work to attend the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums national conference. I'm excited. I look forward to returning to work re-energized with new ideas and new plans!