Seeing this picture makes me feel hopeful again. As of today I officially feel like a runner again! I've been running with my friend, Nicole, once a week and she really pushes me hard. She's training for a half marathon in November which is a week before my triathlon and because of her I have been able to increase my weekly miles and pace. It's been hard but it feels so good! This morning we ran 6 miles in an hour! Wasn't a mile hard like last month? I can't wait to get this body back into race shape again so I can cross a finish line proud of my time and accomplishments. It's seriously a drug for me. Have you ever gotten the race drug?