I thought of Kenny’s line last Saturday. I was supposed to run 18 miles and with a kid drop-off at 9am, I had to get out before 5am. While we advocate to eat something before long runs, hydrate every mile and take some nutrition every 45 minutes to an hour, I had grown out of all of that.
A few years ago I found myself swallowed up by a running tide. I was running all the time. Every race. Every training group. I was exactly where I needed to be. Fit and fast (well my version of fast). This past year, there was no similar tide. No races, no running, no training. I wondered if I had let something go. Had I neglected a key element in life?