There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.
So... What's Next?
I've had a fun and challenging last few months. I ran a couple of 5K's, ran a 10K, ran two half marathons. I even made it to the highest peak in Utah! So what am I going to do now? I find it helps if I have some short and long term goals. Here's what's up for me.
|Earn Your Turkey|
"All-in-all, we're you happy with the race? I think you should be proud."
Thanks for that question because it really got me thinking. I was disappointed with that this was my slowest half marathon. But putting things in perspective, IT WAS A HALF MARATHON! And thinking more about it, IT WAS MY THIRD HALF MARATHON! Many years ago, I started training for a marathon. When I got up to about 11 miles, I couldn't do it any more. I was in my early thirties and I had to quit. Here I am over 20 years later and I have done 10 miles and more dozens of times now as I have trained. Two and a half years ago, I was 325 lbs and couldn't even walk a quarter of a mile without a lot of effort. Now I am thinking I can do a marathon! Thanks Clyde for putting this back into perspective for me! I learned a lot from this last half marathon. One thing being, that you get out of it what you put into it. The change to an easier paced half marathon schedule left me with an slower pace on race day.
Hang in there and I will too!