Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking about today:
Ok, the weather lately has been crazy!!
Not because I was just in Florida. In the NE, it has been warm enough to run in a tank top several times.
So look at the forecast for the next few days:
Last year at this time, it hit 80 degrees!!
It’s just hard to fit in. Work will be getting in the way…more and more. I’m trying not to be a whiner but I’m going to run whenever I can. I am not that dedicated to get up at crazy hours or run late at night when I am exhausted. My health and my happiness are more important than running.
So this week, it may only be just once. And that’s ok.
And if that’s the way it’s going to be, I will re-adjust my expectations for my races. I love racing and I plan to continue racing even if I don’t have time to train. I know that if I don’t train, my finish times will suffer. As long as I stay healthy and can run, I’m happy.
Well, of course, I’d be happier if I could do all my runs during the week and improve my times. But we can’t always do what we want.
This is so much better than being injured, right?
MY LAST HALF MARATHON:
I didn’t expect to run well. I didn’t train well.
I expected to love the race and the course and I did!!
I didn’t have an awful finish time but it was slower than the last 5 out 7 of my half marathons.
It was insanely windy but unfortunately it wasn’t only the wind.
My stomach cramped, then my back and feet ached. No injuries and I am grateful for that. I didn’t give up and pushed through the pain. I am proud of how tough I am!
I have a frigid four mile race this Saturday and races almost every weekend.
I am also starting my training for my next half marathon which is in hilly Central Park, NYC on April 30.
This is not an optimal way to do your long runs but it makes me happy to race. Plus, I don’t have PR goals for any of my half marathons.
Happy Running! What’s on your mind today? How are you dealing with the crazy temps? How do you cope when life prevents you from running? Do you do your long runs in-interrupted?