To catch up, I did a couple fun races in the fall (a 5 miler in September, a 4 miler in October, a 10k in November, and a 5k at the very end of November). I ran most of the races with friends and family, which was terrific! I also did some trail running around the East Bay in the fall and winter (big thanks, XL). I am pretty sure that I'll do a trail race in mid-May.
Today I ran 40 minutes in the neighborhood- with a solid uphill and then a very nice downhill. Running gives me a certain amount of faith and hope that, yes, there's sunshine and that my body can be strong.