Last week I wrote about my return to racing – As much as I love running just to run, I am all about testing myself, finding my limits, and working to improve them. So while I will spend the next 2-3 months running and enjoying the process, after that I will be setting some goals, I just tend to operate better this way.
I have found a new sense of calm about where I am now and I am excited to start racing again. I am sort of looking at my running in 3 stages right now – High school/College – Post college runs – and now Post Surgery runs.
It is helping me look at my runs with a determination instead of frustration. Over the past 12 months, I was not walking for 2 of those months and I was in a boot for another 2 of those. So in 12 months, I moved around on my own 2 feet for only 8 of them.
That puts things into perspective for me.
So I picked my first race – I got excited, and I planned out a year. Sheila recently did the same… so more for me, than for you I made a handy little chart so we can see where we are…. maybe print this bad boy and put it on the fridge.
|February||Just run, lift, ride
Run, lift, ride
|See my notes to the left|
Um, duh – see my notes.
|April|| River Run 5k – my first race
|Intensity – Insanity – Miles on miles!|
|May||Medved Madness Relay||Medved Madness Relay|
Same as Eric + huge miles to get ready for goal racing
|July|| Direct 0SPF
Run many pain free miles
Volunteer at Cayuga
| Direct 0SPF –
|August|| Lucifers Crossing? Race or crew
One of us is racin’
|September||Direct Webster Trail Classic||Direct Webster Trail Classic|
|October||Crewin and puttin in miles||Watergap 50k|
|November||Mendon 20k Goal – 1:59:59||It’s all down hill from here
|December||Direct WTF||Direct WTF|
I have goal races, I have fun events, I have new things to unveil for our company (Trail Methods). All in all I am more excited about getting outside than I have been in some time!
Join me on the journey! It’s going to be a blast!