My posts on running have been a bit slim over the last month and that’s because I’m in the off-season.  Training for my next marathon will kick off in mid-June so until then I’ve been working on other fitness goals.  Soccer, weightlifting and yoga have been integrated into my schedule to help in keeping up my speed, build strength and increase flexibility.  I continue to run shorter distances (typically 3-4 miles; don’t think I’ve gone past five since the half marathon in March) and I signed up to run a 5K with a friend in early June.  Finally a race that won’t have me in pain the rest of the day!

I’ve also taken some time to catch up on reading my running magazines from cover to cover.  I’ve been tickled by stories about crazy races such as the pack burro race that takes place in Colorado where you literally run with a donkey by your side,, and inspired by stories of scenic trail runs and the guts to brave whatever wild animal may come your way.  My love for running grows stronger as I read such articles and experience the passion that so many have for this sport. 

I’ve also been following some other running blogs which is a great way to find ideas that will trigger a following on my own site.  I have some thoughts percolating…

As spring will soon turn to summer, I’m looking forward to the off-season becoming another training season.  It will be a new opportunity for me to fine-tune my body and push myself to another marathon journey.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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