What’s Next?!

What’s Next?!

Well, we know what’s NOT next… Sadly, I will not be in Beantown this weekend. BUT, I know I will do it when the time is right.
As every runner knows- when you finish one big race (or have an injury) you need ANOTHER big race goal. If I didn’t have my running goals I would probably lose my mind! There’s just something comforting about knowing that there’s a finish line out there just waiting for me. With every new race, there’s the potential of a PR and that is worth all the time and training!

Since learning about the extent of my current injury and the sad loss of Boston this year, I have started giving some thought to my future plans. Obviously, my immediate future consists of a lot of resting so I am just looking ahead to fall racing. This fall I am planning on doing 2 or 3 Half Marathons. I’d really love to set my PR in the half. I just love that distance. Plus, I feel like for right now that is a safer distance as I try to come back the right way.

I’m also starting to plan my future BQ (Boston Qualifying) marathon. Right now I am thinking about doing the Houston Chevron Marathon on January 15th. It is considered one of the fastest marathon in the U.S. That’s right- I said fastest. Sign me up now please! Timing-wise I should be ready. Plus, my baby will be one by then (hard to imagine!) so it will be a little easier to be away from him for that long of a run.

For now, I’m going to try not to think what I’m not doing on Monday. I am going to enjoy a peaceful weekend at home and count my blessings.

~Tia

2 thoughts on “What’s Next?!

  1. First off, I can not even begin to imagine how demoralizing it must have been to find out you had a stress fracture right before Boston. I just can’t… I thought finding out mid-training cycle was hard but the week before?!?!? OMG. Can I please hug you through the computer screen?!?!?

    I think we’re of the same mind in this whole injury business, I too am lining up Half’s to race for the fall. I want to make sure I am 100% before I attempt the marathon distance again and I’m glad you are doing the same. I’ve read so many things about stress fractures and how susceptible we women are prone to getting them and become even more so after we have had one. Train smart and safe, keep your chin up, and try to stay focused on the future.

  2. Thanks Morgan!! I have recently started following your blog and your current recovery progress. I know I’m not “alone.” Keep up all the swimming!! You will definitely be ready when it’s time to run again!

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