I was thinking during my run this evening - I'm basically a very quiet runner who has a blog. I usually run by myself, and even though I nod at other runners on my route, I usually don't strike up a conversation with my fellow runners. I'm not rude or anything, I just tend to use my running time for quiet introspect rather than a social outing.
Now there has been times where I've started a conversation with other runners in corrals, on the path, etc. And as I look back, I've enjoyed these conversations for the insights I get from other runners. I think that is why I enjoy reading blogs so much. Just knowing there are other people out there running, and struggling over a three miler helps keep my training on track.
Today's run was on a difficult course, I took it easy but effort-wise I felt like I should have clocked a faster time (32:21) Yesterday I took the day off killing my streak - really thee wasn't a reason for the day off, it just turned out that way. Six day and counting until my race.