The sub-par, post Great War president Warren G. Harding used this catch phrase to get himself elected president in 1921. In summary he wanted to return to isolationism and attend to affairs back on "our" side of the globe. Jim Hage will probably fact check this for me.
When I wake up tomorrow morning I will return to my usual routine. I shall return to normalcy (zing!). I will SLOWLY build the mileage back to a comfortable level (70 mpw) and refrain from any workouts or strenuous runs until my hip feels 100%.Or better yet, 105%. I'll try to have "fun". Darkness comes early now so getting to "fun" places after work will be tough going. I am not a night run type of guy, especially when I can't see what's in front of me. Soon (heck, maybe this week) I will start running in the mornings (sigh). I love and hate running in the morning. Two years ago, I used to meet "Double C" (Christiam Camacho) every morning at 6:20am. I would exit my apartment building and would be so furious that I often thought of punching him. I am sure he had similar feelings. We wouldn't talk for a few miles because we were so tired and so angry for being up. Nowadays I can sneak out of bed and run about an hour later that I used to be able to. That already makes the morning run a better proposition. I run the same 3-4 running routes in the winter. It's incredibly boring which is why running on the weekends for me is so ideal.
My next race (if i decide to run it) will be Veteran's Day 10k. Again, this is a big IF. I will play it all by ear. Instead of going out balls to the wall (15:45 5k split at Army...or 10k PR pace), which hasn't helped me much in the past two races, I will likely opt for a more conservative pace. Last year the Vet's Day 10k broke me. It took 2 days for me to recover. I didn't go out suicidal but I was in a race with someone else for the entire 10 kilometers (ie - was never alone and was always fighting). That's one of the reasons I like this race - always great competition.
Off to the airport...