Race or Rest?March 16, 2012 - Comments are closed
I was really bummed when I received an email telling me the Pier to Pier Beach Run had been cancelled. I had already bought a new outfit too… right down to the Shamrock socks! As I contemplated aloud about registering for a different 5k, Stephen said to me, “Why not just go for a run?” – huh, well, I guess that could work too… I need to see this as a blessing in disguise, with a recovering IT band, and the Inaugural NC Half Marathon next weekend, perhaps I should just cool it (and stretch it, roll it, ice it and tape it)…
This really got me to thinking, when did I become so consumed with ‘racing’, and yes, I put that in those hanging commas because while it is a race, it’s never entered with the idea that I will win, which is a foreign concept to my mother who always says, “Good Luck, hope you win!” but thanks Mom
Anyway, when did I begin to run just to run in races, and depend on races to keep me running? Is this a normal progression? I have a few more things on the calendar, and as much as I would LOVE to add the Flying Pirate Half in the OBX in April, I need to refocus and figure out just what the heck I am doing here.
I have a personal goal, a Half Ironman before I am 40 (yes, I have like 3 more years…lol) and that is going to take some serious training! Perhaps over the weekend, I will rest, or cycle since I just got my bike back! Then, I will take some time to research some good training plans, seek out a Half IM to set my sights on, and just get to it… why wait until I’m 40 right?
Happy weekend everyone!
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