Overslept this morning (alarm time had been changed) so I missed the group run. Been grumpy ever since. There are only two things that really make me grumpy anymore. The first is when I have to travel and can’t be with my family. The second is missing my group runs for ANY reason. Even though I usually end up running alone anyway due to the odd pace I’m running right now, I still love group runs. Running alone doesn’t hold the magic it used to.
So I decided to punish/reward myself for my indiscretion this afternoon by running my longest run so far this year. I’m going to run from my work to my house. The route I have chosen is just a hair over 14 miles. This is a big run for me. The longest one since my marathon last year. There are several big hills on the route, which should be a challenge. I plan on running smooth and easy. I will keep an overall time but will mostly just monitor my breathing. If I start wheezing (more than normal) I’ll back off. The goal here is to run the miles. I could care less how long it takes. I’m not training for anything except my next run.