i wonder….when does running get easier? Just sayin. That’s all.
Ok, that’s not really all, but it is a serious question.
As a little background, I’m a runner. I am. Seriously. I’ve done ( and these are approximations because I can’t seriously remember them all): 7 half marathons (two even, in the same year, which got me an awesome ‘rock star’ medal from the Rock n Roll Series: the first in Phoenix and the second in St. Louis. Yea. I even travel to RUN), about 30 5ks (there was a point pre-Gabi that I was doing two 5k’s a month!), 5 10k’s, and when running just got the better of me I switched to triathlons (sprint distance) and I’ve done about 8 or so of those.
You’d think I’d have this running thing down. But it is the bane of my existence. Which is why I picked up triathlons because while training for the swim (and I much much MUCH prefer open water swims) and biking, the running sorta works itself out.
So this is where I’m at right now. I have lots of races coming up and I’m sorta freaking out about it. And I’m sure it doesn’t help I’ve got a yummy Julia recipe coming up! But I still run. And I know it’s all about mindset. I try every run to think positive and I really do try to like it. It’s just hard. Hard. But I’m doing it.
So here are my upcoming races for the 2015 season (I figure if I announce them then I will HAVE to do them) 😉:
September 5 – friends 4 running 5k fun run
September 19 – Run like a Lola 10k (what!!??!!)
October 3 – friends 4 running 10k fun run (FUN!?!)
October 9-12 – Mujer Brava swim, bike, run (one event each day). I’ll be doing the 5k (or 10k if I’m feeling good) run one day, and the 25 mile bike the next. Getting TRI ready!
November 8 – Run Like a Diva HALF MARATHON! YES!
Happy hump day!
Tagged: biking, runners high, running, san juan, triathlons
You rock! I’m impressed and for you to try this while being a new mommy is impressive. I wish all the best, dear, you can do it!
Aw thank you Barbara! It so helps having a great supportive husband, father, daughter (who loves our runs and bikes,) and friends like you!