What a whirlwind January is turning out to be! In one sense I love it and in another I would like to hit pause to catch my breath. I'm really having to sit down and prioritize things now. I'm always very flattered when people ask me to help them. I've often told myself that when I stop feeling that way, I need to find another line of work. I hope I don't ever need to do that. I doubt I ever will.
I've also had some sort of breakthrough in my own training. I think I've finally made it over the well known 'holiday hump'. I'm feeling good and like I have more energy. Things are coming together and fitting properly. I know the bad workouts really are more of a lesson, but the good ones sure do feel great! This weekend was particularly good. I intended to do a seven to eight mile trail run on Saturday morning and it turned into an almost 11 miler. Sunday morning had another great eight miler around Two Rivers Park. I feel great today and not like I ran 19 miles in the last two days. I feel like I'm coming out of a fog. Those of you who have ever spent a year with just dealing with injury and no energy know exactly what I'm talking about.
Needless to say, 2012 is going to be the year of coming out of the darkness. I'm working on speed and just having fun this year. Who knows what events I might do! Maybe even some strictly swimming events... Nah! That's just crazy talk!