As a Met fan, after the last two, crushing years, 2009 has been a relief. By August 1, the issue was when pitchers and catchers report for spring training, 2009 being over and done.

Well it was after August, but my thoughts have also turned to 2010. Last week-end I noted the need for patience. I am pleased to say that I am back at it. I got in 8 yesterday and a wet 8 again today. I hope that I’m able to hold things together. I plan on racing this fall — a 5K in a few weeks, a five-miler in November, part of the NY Marathon — but I particularly want to get a nice, solid base going forward. I was able to do that from 2007 to 2008, and ran quite well in the first half of 2008.