In Life many times, we wonder if we have made the right decision. Sometimes we have regrets, but sometimes we can wholeheartedly know we made the right decision. This is one of those times.
We need to embrace these times too.
Over the last week, I’ve had a few good runs. I’ve been happy with where I am at. I’ve started thinking about what I want to do this year. My first event that I’m scheduled to run is the New Jersey Half Marathon. Right now my goal is just to run it, but I wanted to look to see how my training has been overall. When I was hard core training I used a program called Training Peaks. When I thought I might run the NJ Marathon and not the half, I had bought a marathon training program to use with the program. Yesterday, I logged on for the first time in probably a month. This is when I realized that I had done the right thing.
According to the marathon training program, my mileage for the week should have been 32 with a long run of 16.
My total miles for the week were 13 with a long run of 6.5.
I don’t want to be running 32 miles right now. Funny thing too is when I changed the training program to a half, it is right about where I am right now. Better yet, it is right about where I want to be.
I am happy that I took the time that both my body and mind needed. I’m happy that my running seems to be getting stronger. I’m happy that i seem to be getting back into the rhythm of not just my running but my life.
I’m happy now:)
And that I will take over running a marathon any day.