As a sick twist of fate, my training regimen has not been sidetracked once for three months. Long run every week. Check. Speed work. Check. Tempo run. Check. 2-3 easy days. Check. Lost those last 10 lbs. Check.
But every. single. race. I planned to run in this Fall will take place without me. A family/work thing conflicts with all three halfs I was registered for.
Not happy. For for the first time ever, I'm actually quite prepared for a race. Yet, no race to run.
Yesterday I literally bumped into a race in progress (through a local park). I was running that way so I just joined for the mile which matched my route. Didn't quite do it for me, and, now I feel I should send $20 to the charity for the race.
Rest assured, next spring all of the races I register for will hold no conflicts, but everything under the sun will prevent me from properly training.