It’s funny I ran the Chicago Marathon just 5 weeks ago, yet some how I feel like I couldn’t run around the block. I don’t know how anyone who has run as many races as I have can still feel like she’s back at the starting line again, but I do.
This probably is not too far from the truth.
As I’ve been recovering from my tendonitis, I’ve been good. I’ve been doing some limited running. Some limited cross-training and lots of being lazy. It’s really not been a good combination for the mind or body.
So as I often do when I feel like I need a little push of motivation, I have signed up for another race. I know it’s shocking. I’m trying to drag in…. I mean I’m trying to encourage others to join in on the fun. I’ve got to say that i do miss the year we were chasing the 9 plus 1 and the fun we had. It can not be repeated as it was such a special year, but I will say racing with friends is so much better than racing alone.
I needed Chicago to prove to myself that I could still finish a marathon if I wanted to. Right now, I just want to run a half. Plus it will keep me running during the holiday’s which really will be necessary. I’m not even trying to be a super star. I just want to run to run to find my love of running and racing again. To get back to normal.
What race you ask…..
For extra motivation, I purchased the NYRR 10 week plan for this race. I want to go into this race trained. I want to get back to the confidence that comes with being trained. That being said, my goal for this race is 2:25, so I’m not expecting for this training plan to turn me into speed racer. Just to get me back into my routine of running. I miss it. I want to just let my body put in the miles and bring my mind the peace that running brings.
I have not formulated any plans other than Fred Lebow, but I do know that I just want to rediscover my passion for running. It’s not as easy as it used to be, but I already know that. This isn’t a fake it till you feel it thing either. My body is already chomping at the bit. I just have to get my head in gear.
So I’ve purchased the plan, so my head doesn’t have to do anything. Let the body do it’s job.
Tomorrow is day 1 of training….