|I look like this after trail running (stuffing my face and grinning from ear to ear)|
Miss Laura, you are dead on. I've never been a fast runner [and lately I'm more of a shuffler] but the only person that actually cares that I'm not faster is me.
So while I've been whining about how dreadfully slow and slouchy I feel lately, I have to also remember that I don't love running because I want to get faster. I just love running. Period.
In other news, I may be running the Backyard Half Marathon this weekend, which is a free, donation-based trail race in the Columbia Gorge. The route goes up, up and then up some more (nearly 2000' gain) and then back down again. Donations go to support the local cross country team. I will not be breaking any records but I'm pretty sure I'll be grinning from ear to ear.