Anyhow, if it is any consolation, I wasn't going to be getting a run in over the next few days anyhow. We're heading up to the NY/NJ area to visit some family and I wasn't going to be bringing my running gear this time around.
However, this brings the number of non-running days to six in a row. By the time I get a chance to run again it will be nine days off.
This also means that I will not be making my 1,000 mile goal for the year (unless I go for a 30 miler on Dec 31 - very doubtful). I'm actually OK with not achieving this goal. Last year I ran 600 miles for the year (my best ever) so hitting 970 definitely is nothing to cry about. Plus, I didn't set the 1,000 mile goal until July. Out of the 5 mid-year goals I set, I achieved 3 of them (5K PR of 25:17, ran 2 Half Marathons, enjoyed running). I did not run a sub 2:11 half marathon (one of my HMs was more of a training run and the other was too humid for me to finish at that pace) and now I did not hit the 1,000 mile mark.
So...I think I know what two of my goals for next year will be!
I am also thinking about trying to train and run with either my son (he's 6 years old but has shown interest in running) or my dad (he's a 62 year old smoker who is in decent shape by playing golf and tennis...I'm kinda thinking that perhaps having him start with running will help him quit the smoking habit) for a 5K. We'll see if I can convince either of them - or BOTH!