Katelyn is on a traveling soccer team now and we will have many days of soccer ahead of us. Kenzie is starting back at gymnastics and will be going to a new place this fall because I failed to sign her up at 6am on the day of registration and all classes were filled by the time I remembered it was registration day. It will probably benefit her but my checking account is gonna be pissed as the price is four times more expensive then the previous location. Live and learn.
Fall is also racing season again. I am no where near the place I was prior to my foot issues. I'm slow as fuck and every run feels terrible. Last weekend I did a 5k in the must humid weather I may have ever experienced. I finished in 27:41 which is no where near a PR for me but also not as bad as I had expected myself to do so there is always that. Katelyn also ran it and they got some pretty good pictures of her and one of me sleeping. She got second in her age group and won some cheese and a nice mug for my coffee.
I have sort of given up on speed for the fall. I am just going to struggle through it and then come winter/spring I'm going to start back up with speed work and I'm determined to get my pace back. I am going to train for a spring half marathon for the first time in a long time. I was always marathon training and not able to focus on speed for a half because of it. That will all change this spring and I'm finally going to force a sub 2:00 half. I can't believe I don't have one yet.
There are still a few more races on the schedule for this fall. September is Fox Cities Half Marathon. October is Fall 50 and St. Joes 5k, November is Turkey Trot (5 miles), and December is Race for the light 5k. We will see if I can get any others in there or not.
As for now, I'm going to miss summer. It was full of ups and downs and wonderful memorable moments.