It's 15 deg right now in Greenville (before windchill), and 32 deg in Logan. Something just doesn't seem right.
No run today- dentist during lunch, then at work too late to run.
I haven't signed up or even spent any time looking for upcoming races. I think it is because I am slowly, very sadly coming to the realization that my competitive running career is likely over. Between my work hours and extreme lack of access to good trails, my trail running certainly will only go downhill. And for road running, it is difficult to run enough miles to be competitive even under ideal circumstances. The less-than-ideal conditions here (i.e. no running trails/bike paths, very unsafe to run on many roads, particularly when dark) make it that much more difficult. I know I can certainly run recreationally and even somewhat competitively and enjoy that, but it's hard to accept that my fastest days are probably behind me. I just can't see 100 mile weeks happening. I'm pretty sad about this. I'm not seeking sympathy or pep-talks, just venting to myself. It's a bitter pill to swallow.