I ran another race (almost a month ago). Aren't you impressed?
I came in 3rd in my age group and finished in 25:36. An average pace of 8:14 per mile. Which is pretty darn good for me, especially when I my last run was two weeks prior.
I got a medal. I got a hug from Santa. I got a free chocolate milk.
And now, I plan to take the month of December off. I'm sure I might get out for a run once or twice - but there won't be any pressure to go. I need a break. I'm ready for a break. And I'll pick it up again in January.