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!