(Me trying to be fast)
Running in general has been going well. The past 2 weeks I hit 95 miles exactly and this week I am at 95 miles again, pending the night run I do later. I will end up around 100 or so. Mainly, I have enjoyed running trails and have spent more time out there than normal. Two days after the Duke 10k I did a 1hr 40min. run on a great section of the orange trail. That next week, I ran trails on Wednesday and Thursday, one of those being on the trails in Kentucky. The past week I ran out at the forest twice, enjoying two hours on the orange trail yesterday. During the past two weeks, I also ran a 2hr 30min run back in Meigs County. It has all been enjoyable and I have looked forward to each of my runs as school is consuming more and more of my time.
There is no greater feeling then being in the middle of the forest, with new trees in bloom and a cool breeze blowing through my hair. Everything is green and I can feel a sense of rebirth with mother nature and in my legs. I am all alone in these moments and I can hear nothing but the branches swaying as I try to control my excitement. I just want to run as fast as I can, to Run Free! I contemplate the thought of running for hours and hours, but limit myself to only two. Work still has to be done on the track first. Only time will allow me to be able to unleash these emotions. Time will come!