Monday, January 28, 2013

I am still alive...

CR informed me today that my blog needed updating. I believe he and my Dad make up most of my readership. Maybe I should make more of an effort to communicate with them :)

Disney was great - there was no PR but I had scratched that idea before I got there so wasn't too upset by it. My time was 4:30. I was hoping for somewhere closer to 4:00 or 4:15 but my training was off leading up to the race and the temps were pretty warm that day. I'll take it...

I enjoyed most of the new course Disney created. Running through ESPN was probably my low point. It felt like that section was a never ending series of turns - I began to wonder if I would ever get out of ESPN! All in all, I enjoyed Disney as much as always - how could you not? :)

I ended up taking two weeks off training after Disney. Partially because CR and I went on a work related trip and partially because I just needed a break. I came away from Disney thinking that I might not want to do any more marathons. I have been running 5 years and have been training non stop for one thing or another the whole time - 10 marathons, 15 or so half marys, 2 iron distances, 2 half iron distances and a bunch of other races add up to not a lot of time "off plan".

I really enjoyed my two weeks and am ready to jump back in. I decided to scratch the Asheville Marathon on Match 3rd as I just don't have it in me mentally right now. In its place I am loading up on some tennis and doing a little more skeet shooting with CR.

In the beginning, I was doing all these races as a way to challenge myself. Now I feel like I have proven to myself that I can do it so it is time to sit back and be a little more selective about what I do now that IM training isn't eating up all my time. Looking forward to a more relaxed 2013!

9 comments:

Colleen said...

Good plan lady... enjoy life for a while! :)

Dianna On Maui said...

I knew I liked you! Fellow sport shooter here - trap is my sport. My hub is a very good sporting clays guy - we like going to the range together.

Kevin said...

Sounds like a good plan. It was such a scorcher at Disney. I actually liked the WWoS mostly because we had just come from what I referred to as the Osceola Death March. Plus there was some shade and some scenery to keep the mind occupied. I agree there definitely were alot of turns though

ajh said...

Skeet shooting? How about a post about that?

Kate Geisen said...

You've done so many big races so well! I'm not at that point, but I've definitely found myself picking races differently than when I started running. Life sounds pretty nice right now. I say do what you enjoy--that's the whole point, right? :)

Swim Bike Mom said...

I'm with ajh... let's hear about the skeet! YOU are awesome, Yoda!

Matthew Smith said...

One day, I would like to sit back and realize that I've done all the big races, and I can relax. Way to be my hero! :)

Colleen said that your business is right off my exit at Hamilton Mill! I'm gonna drop by and meet you sometime. :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Every year I say I am going to relax more when it comes to racing, and about 24 hours later, I toss that out the window, we are hopelessly addicted

lindsay said...

i've been wanting to go skeet shooting (never been). i second ajh and request a post about that! :) glad all is well. bummer about disney but a 4:30 is an excellent time for those temps!