I just returned from an hour run from my house up to the BST around to City Creek and back home, and now sit on my back porch. This morning I woke up to what Christian tells me is the beginning of the training year, November 1. As I ran I thought about the coming year. Lately, I have been so consumed in the mornings either getting work done or reading the NY Times dissection of the financial mess and the 2008 election, having a focus on running or perhaps being able to focus better on life because of running is a welcome change.
Getting on the trail this morning was particularly nice. The dirt was damp, the fallen leaves had a sweet smell and soften the trail in spots. It was nice to have a few moments to think about kids soccer games today, the nice runs over the last year with great friends, and goals for the upcoming year. I am looking forward to trying to continue to bike commute more often and trying the run commute with the "Storheim Work Shower" idea. Without getting too caught up and lost in tracking progress, I am even going to keep track of my weekly runs this year. Though I am sure to have fewer columns on my excel sheet than my training hero pictured above.