Well here we are – 2016, and me being late as always on the blog. So very much has changed and I am going to work hard to actually spend some time to check in here now that spring has sprung! So, for now, a recap of where my life is now that we have arrived to April and spring of 2016!
I went down to Florida to open up my season at the Florida relays and it was a blast! I was able to head down with the more Middle Distance oriented contingent of our team, meaning I got to do a 1500 and a 4×800. I was really happy and excited to leave with a win in the 1500, especially since we went out quite slow so to see my second half of the race develop was exciting. The 800 on the other hand, did not go out too slow for me, as I went out in basically my all out 400 pace and died a horrible death. Nevertheless a great learning experience, a win for the team, and an 800 pr given I have not run one in years! I will take the 4:12 and 2:07.
Practice has been FUN and I am so thankful to be able to say (knock on wood) that I am healthy, something that was truly a struggle last year. My darn plantar just refused to cooperate for months, really putting a damper on my confidence and at times my motivation last year. Nothing worse than an injury that makes you doubt yourself or wonder what it is you should or should not be doing. Thankfully, it seems we have found a way to keep my feet and legs happy! (More on recovery later this week!)
Last, for once – running has become the forefront of my life! The bar exam was in February and I now am anxiously waiting results from that, and apart from training my free time often entails, well, not much at all! Having free time has been a new thing for me and while at times I struggle with it, overall I have been enjoying this time in my life to focus on goals on the track and just live a little bit ore slowly – but more on that too upcoming!
For now, STEEPLE SEASON begins tomorrow with a nice opener at my alma mater, Princeton. A nice local race that can serve as a gut check, but also be an opportunity to see a lot of friends and family. Hoping it is a good one – will report back after – I promise it won’t take a year~!