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.