To say I have been busy is an understatement. I won't bore you with the details, but the running is picking back up. Yesterday, I ran a comfortable 7 miler at a pace of about 8:28/mile. I felt good the whole way and felt like I could have banged out a 12-15 miler. Cruise control with an audiobook is like a ticking clock for me.
Today, I ran a similar 6 miler in almost exactly the same pace, listening to the same audiobook. There is a comfort in being able to simply tick off the miles. I wasn't running fast, and I'm not bragging, but I was born with the ability to simply go, and keep going. I'm not exceptional by any means and there are lots and lots of others out that that are as good or better than I, but I am lucky to be able to go.
Over the next 6 weeks, I will be combining miles and speedwork as much as I can get in and as much as my body can handle. As the weathers swings more positively for me, I begin to feel the warm running weather I look forward to.