Seattle Ghost Half Marathon. I pushed them in our awesome jogging stroller, and despite the chilly temps they had a really fun time. They laughed and we sang, and chatted much of the race- they hardly napped at all. Not only that, but when it was all said and done, the girls finished as 2nd women overall (they tied each other)! It is a real joy to get our girls outside every day and see the pure delight they have in simply getting outside and enjoying the crisp fresh air.
I haven't run any races or really any major training runs in quite a while, and this race with the girls was a really nice energy boost for me. Perhaps I've been in a funk from a post-Rainier Triple Threat hangover of sorts. I've gone through this sort of thing before; you are so focused on a single big event for so long, that when it's actually completed, it's pretty difficult to get motivated to move forward. That said, my body was ready for a nice break anyway, and I feel fresh and ready to jump back into running more seriously in the coming weeks and months, and I'm excited about it. I have no major plans in the works, but am excited to be back on the running train for the sheer joy of it.