I'm not really supposed to be running much just now, because of a torn hamstring. Taking a break from running has been tough, in part because I'm probably addicted to the endorphins it produces, and in part because at some point in the last couple years, my "running friends" evolved into my "regular friends." So, less running means less time with friends.
Less running has meant more helping out at home, especially in the mornings, more long walks for the dog, and more yoga. But a few weeks of lovely spring weather has had me really missing the local trails. And when this year's fabulous package of goodies from La Sportiva and the associate sponsors of the Mountain Running Team arrived, I really wanted to be back to training regularly. (I'm particularly excited about the addition of Honey Stinger nutrition products, and about my new sunglasses from Native Eyewear!)