What's next for me? I've put a lot of thought into this over the past week. What to do, what to do... I finally figured it out so I won't keep you in suspense any longer! I'm starting 'Operation: Enjoy the Run.' I was looking back over the past year and I have been training for half-marathons since July. I have run three official halves in six month (I ran one 10/10, 1/1, and 4/2). It is time for a break from training plans.
Don't worry, I have a training plan that starts tomorrow. But, the difference is that if I want to take a day or a week off I will. If I want to skip doing speed work, I will. If I want to run my favorite 5-mile loop every run, I will. And the best part, I won't feel guilty about it AT ALL! I love running, but with all the training I have not had enough time to just enjoy the run and my time to myself.
So, this morning I was up early and I snapped some photos while I was out running.
|the sun will come up eventually...|
|my shirt is glowing and I'm (gasp) running with music|
|1.3 miles later...there is the sun!|
|my least favorite part of the path...the road is about at shoulder level and it is a big turn|
- Enjoy the running
- Run as much as I want while the kids are at school (hence the two-ish month time frame)
- Get ready for two 5K's, both fun runs for me:
- Freihofer's Run for Women on June 4...I've run this quite a few times in the past
- Mud Mania on June 18...mud, mud and more mud!
- Learn to tackle these hills:
Next up: Who knows!! Isn't it wonderful?