One of the best pieces of advice I've ever given was to a friend who was trying to get over a boy. "Just find an all consuming thing until you find an appropriate all consuming person," I told her. She recently gave that same advice to me as I've been trying to get over a boy.
It's finally starting to kick in, the running as my thing. All I care about is running and getting faster and going farther. I'm considering staying on for the rest of the TnT season and doing a full marathon. Physically I don't think it'll be a problem, but I am kind of worried about having to raise another two grand. I've finally been making progress on my fundraising, which is awesome and has restored my faith in humanity, but I feel like I've kind of tapped everyone out so I'm not sure I could ask again so soon. We'll see.
Anyway, yesterday's 5K was kind of a disaster and I did not run nearly as well as I hoped given that I've been training and eating right and sleeping. I don't know if that means my 5k pace assessment was a fluke, or if I really just run better on no sleep and a lot of wine. Sigh.