Hey Dave! I am digging myself out of my non-running hole. 71 miles for Feb, which I know is pitiful but is better than the 10-36 miles/month that was happening before then.
I ran the Trinity Levee 20k yesterday. They changed the route to make it 4 loops of 5K each. Crowded. Saw one woman go down when a kid darted in front of her. I really think parents who have their younger children running alone should explain to them that unlike track blocking people, and being all elbows and feet is not a thing for road races especially at the back of the pack. It's not the first time I've seen kids do this, they will not let you pass and it's just unsafe all around. I also ended up getting screamed at when a faster runner was trying to go left off me in a narrow section and I had just moved over to pass some walkers.
Then at one point while I was running downhill the idiot in front of me drops his gel, stops and bends immediately to reach for it, luckily I was running slow or that would have been not very good for me. That fool, then took off and I see him five minutes later clutching his hammy. Umm yeah, you don't come to a dead halt from a downhill run and then bend down ya dummy.
Anyway, I am slower than molasses but I finished and did not walk other than at aid stations or to ask about a port-o-potty, which there were none.
All that said, it was great to be out at a race. I felt just a wee bit like a runner again.