Okay, so I did it. I signed up for another half marathon. I sat down yesterday and organized my work-out and events calendar through the end of October. Yes, I am a nerd, but I seriously do better with visualizing what I need to do. Plus, my kids enjoyed the time I spent “coloring” with them. It was a win-win situation:)
It basically serves as a guideline to my training. There may be days that I can’t run or bike, and there may be designated “run” days that I would rather bike. The main thing is that at some point during the week, I need to get those activities in. It makes me accountable to my running.
I really was going to plan on doing a marathon by the end of the year, but can’t find one that would be doable. The Twin Cities Marathon is the same weekend as an out-of-town wedding we are attending. 😦 The out-of-state ones would require a lot of planning and babysitters, etc… I think it would be in my best interest to do my first marathon in MN. No travel equals less stress for me. I am going to set my goals on doing a second half at the end of October. It will be a great way to end my race season for the year. The marathon will have to wait until Spring/Summer 2012. Mark my words, I am doing one!
Other than coloring and planning workouts, I actually got to spend some time in the woods with Ryan last night mountain biking. It was my first time out in the woods and it was scary, nerve-racking, exhilarating, fun, and hard! I only hit one tree and took one minor fall 🙂 Once I was able to look ahead and not down, I really got around the trees no problem. It is amazing how easy that works! I didn’t like the rocky parts, and got off for two log jumps…but overall, it was a blast and I can’t wait to get out there again.