So it's been almost 3 weeks since Disney. The hype is over. It's amazing how quickly it all goes away. It was a race I looked forward to for about 3 years b/c I knew I'd do it one day. And now it's done. It's easy to think that I'll never have another race like that. But who knows. Maybe another race will be just as good, if not better. Chicago and Memphis were certainly great races. And maybe I'll go back to Disney one day. No big races for a while though. It's almost baby time. About 10-11 weeks left. We are getting so excited. Our house is a wreck. Like train wreck. There is stuff everywhere. The remodel is supposed to be done around the end of February. We'll then have a month to put it all back together in time for the baby. That is IF he's on time and not early. It'll be a busy March. Luckily I have a week for Spring Break in there.
So I'm finding it harder to get motivated to run these days. Maybe it's the cold. Maybe it's a little post-race depression. Who knows? I'm just not feeling it. I mean I'm doing it. I'm not taking many days off. But while I'm running, it just doesn't feel that I'm where I was. And I'm not. I'm running a slower pace than normal. I just need to push it and get back into it. I wish it was a little warmer. It is harder to get motivated when it's so cold. I like the cold once I get started, but it's the getting started that's so tough. But I'll keep at it. I may try to run 6 tonight. I need a nice long run. I'm also going to try 12 this Sunday. I worked out a long run schedule for my next half-marathon.
That's right - I signed up for a half marathon. I am excited about that. I'll talk more about it next time, but it's at the beginning of Spring Break - as if we don't have enough to do. But it'll be a good last race before the baby. Then I'll just do some small races until fall when I'm hoping to do another marathon late in the year (November or December).
I'm not in any pain which is great news. My injury is finally gone. Hopefully for good. I'll keep pushing and hopefully I'll get my pace and motivation back. I think it's coming, just need a little more time. Hope everyone is doing well and has a nice weekend.
I'll talk more about the new half marathon next time.
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