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Resuming the Ritual: Saturday's Long Run

20131115-234916.jpg Tomorrow will be the first time I have been able to join the group of ladies (and sometimes a gentleman) I run with since the big move. I am very much looking forward to returning to my Saturday standard ritual, but also nervous! With all that has transpired in the last few weeks, from moving, traveling for work, learning a new (and longer) commute, catching up after returning to a crazy work-week, and starting to date again, I have been unable to get myself to make time for running.

I am a little ashamed to admit I took two whole weeks off, and while I do not feel so terrible about the lag in my running calendar, part of me is disappointed in my inability to remain committed to training.

How do you deal with excess stress and over committing to keep on pace with your training regimen?

So tomorrow, I'm stepping back on the bandwagon. I know I have lost some of my conditioning, and it will take a little time to re-build what I have lost. But I am confident that with a little perseverance, I can get back to where I was before.

Happy running! ~Alaina

Saturday's Run: Sellwood to Springwater

Reflection: (a.k.a. Personal Learnings From the Day-Job's Annual Review Process)