Friday, February 11, 2011
change of plans
Well after my last cheery post I have pulled laced up my running shoes and decided to get out of this funk. I did level 3 Shred on Thursday and my back and abs are still tonight! This morning I ran 7 miles with 4 at 8:35 pace! Hello....miracle!
Vacation did take away some of my momentum and I needed time to reflect on what and why I was planning on Eugene.
I really appreciate my Coach's insight and knowing that I need to be ALL THERE to take on marathon training. I have been distracted and bummed about a few things BUT I am relying on God and knowing that it is all in his hands...and moving on!
So instead of registering for Eugene I am going to run the Windermere Marathon in Spokane on 5/12. I am sad that I won't get my Eugene coat BUT I am sure I can find some sweet gear that will be my reward instead.
Here are the good things
Cheaper (as my hubby said..save $$$ for a real destination race)
Close to Home
Family will be able to be there
Local friends could come too (hint, hint)
Know people running half and full
2nd marathon in another state
I was looking forward to meeting some bloggy buddies in Eugene (but not the 8 hour drive)...but HOPE that I will still see them in October at the Girlfriend's Half in Vancouver. I am really excited about this race!!
I will most likely still be training solo but hope to get in a few runs with some friends as the miles climb. So thank you for the encouraging comments and following along on my journey! 26.2 is in my future and I know I can do this!!
Throughout the next 3 months of training I want to have fun, be kind to myself and know that I am weak and find all my strength in Christ!