Whew, life has been busy, to say the least. But, I’ll spare you the million reasons why I’ve been absent and just get right down to it.
I quit training for a spring marathon. I feel like such a failure when I start a training cycle and quit, but I just wasn’t into it. I made it up to a 16-miler in February (preparing for the Carmel Marathon on April 18th), but I couldn’t convince myself to do any more long runs. Speedwork has been going well and I’m still doing that, but I scrapped the long runs. I run races because I love to train and race, but if I’m not loving it, I’m not going to force it.
That’s not to say that I always love every aspect of training, but I am usually excited for long runs. I usually crave them. But this time around, I didn’t have the inner drive for marathon training that you have to have to be successful.
So I quit.
Right now, I’m considering doing the half marathon at Carmel—yeah, it’s like a week and a half away and I haven’t decided! I like last minute decisions 🙂
I may also do the Geist Half Marathon in May because the start is about 2 minutes from my house and I’ve never done it before! Other than that, I’m going to maintain fitness and get ready for a kick ass fall marathon, where I will BQ! I figure if I put it out into the universe like that it will eventually become a reality.
Running has definitely taken a backseat to mom life, and that is fine with me. I still love running, it will always be a part of my everyday life (fingers crossed, knock on wood…all that superstitious stuff!), and training and racing will always be there. Little man is only going to be young once and right now he is so much fun! Pre-work, post-work and all weekend long we are constantly going, going, going. Between swimming lessons, Gymboree, play dates, the Children’s Museum, and the park, this kid never stops. It’s amazing to me how much he has changed just in the last few months. He is hilarious, and so curious and smart, he blows me away. I never dreamed that being a mom would be so much fun.
So he’s been my focus, as well as my husband and family and friends 🙂 Can’t forget about all of the other people who make my life great. This just got pretty sappy, but I’m feeling pretty blessed lately. I promise I’ll talk more about running and be a little less cheesy next time—and that next time will come very soon!
Until then, I want to hear about everyone’s training! Who’s running Boston? Who’s running a race soon? I will live vicariously through all of you 🙂