I’ve been off the radar for a bit. Not intentionally. It really is just that life has gotten crazy busy and with Christmas coming it is bound to get a little more crazy. That being said, I’ve not stopped running. Yeah, running.
I actually just ran the local Turkey Trot. Lots of my fellow Mom’s Run This Town Mama’s were running too. That always makes for a fun time. This is a nice event. This is one that is nice because it’s a good course that you can just run for fun or run to push it a little bit. Mostly flat and it happens to be in the neighborhood where I do many of my runs. I actually said that to myself while I was running. “These are my streets.”
I had decided going in that I was going to push myself a little bit on this course and just run. Run, Run, Run. I had no goal time other than I wanted to know that I was pushing myself a little. I almost went out too fast as with most events everyone runs full speed out of the gate. If I hadn’t intentionally slowed myself down my first mile would have been in the eights which would not have done well for the next four miles. I kept it in check and just made each mile a little faster. Then the last mile, you come back into the park and I just took off. I was only able to do it because I knew it was the last mile. I had very pretty splits and I was very happy with the way this race turned out. I even placed 13 in my age group which means next year I have a goal of breaking into the top 10:)
Had a great time and so glad I was able to do it this year.
Then I did something that I’ve been thinking about for a bit now. I signed up for a 50K. It’s not till May which is perfect as the NYC Half is in March and it won’t interfere with the NYC Marathon training either. I’m really not sure how I went from saying that I was only going to run the NYC Half & Full next year to adding more races other than that is just the way I roll.
So signed up I am and I think I’m good for the year now:)
that’s what I’ll tell myself today!
Do you live outside your comfort zone?
Great job on your Turkey trot! I signed up for my first 50k awhile back and I can’t believe it is right around the corner now. Dec 19….oh boy!