Once again a few weeks have gone by since my last post. I think of posts all the time that I want to write but life happens and much of the time writing gets pushed to the back burner. Will I ever be one of those bloggers who posts every day or even a few days a week? Probably not. That is the reality of my life and I’ve definitely accepted that. But there are days when I feel like I really need to write to process some of the things going on right now as it relates to running.
First, yes, I did run in a little 15k on Saturday. Maybe I will get to that race report before my next race. It was not a PR but it was a pretty solid effort and consistent with where I am in my training right now. The 15k is an interesting distance. I only race one a year (this one) but I always enjoy the distance.
Where to begin? There is a lot of stuff going on right now! I guess I will start with some big training news. I now have a coach! Ever since last June I have been on my own. I took some much needed time off for my foot to heal. Then, in the fall I started the recovery/ comeback process. It’s taken a little longer than I thought it would. I didn’t want to start working with a coach until I felt like I could give training 100%. After NOLA I decided it was time. I have actually wanted to join the Elite Marathoning- USMT Project for a while now. I am definitely in the back of this pack but I am excited start this journey. I know it will take time to get to where I want to be but I am ready to do the work.
Have I mentioned I’m running a marathon in 19 days?! Yes, I just started working with Coach Hadley last week and my marathon is almost around the corner. I know it’s an odd time in a training cycle to start working with a coach. Obviously this is not my “A” marathon. I have been on the fence about doing the LRM full or half and for better or worse I decided to go for the full. This is definitely one of my lowest marathon training cycles ever. Basically I’ve been averaging 50-60 miles per week. I’ve been very cautious about increasing mileage. My foot is doing great and I really don’t want to go backwards. Apparently my motto this training cycle has been is it’s better to be under-trained than injured! I just hope I’m ready!
Some more big news: The Another Mother Runner Retreat in Little Rock- April 16-19! Yes, several months ago I received an email about this retreat and I knew I had to go! Thanks to a very sweet friend with a few good connections I was invited to speak on the Goals Upping panel. I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of this event! I will be posting about this more to come but it’s sure to be an amazing weekend! Did I mention it’s being hosted at one of my favorite hotels of all time? I’ve stayed at the Capital Hotel twice now and it really is second to none!
|The Capital Hotel in Little Rock|
The last time we stayed at the Capital was in June for the Go! Mile Championship. My kids thought it was the “best vacation ever!”
Well I better wrap this up! The River Trail 15K Race Report is coming soon!!
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