I went through a period of feeling like I would never run again, never race again. I know that sounds melodramatic, but it’s where I was mentally. The ankle pain was ridiculous for weeks and when you’re in that mode it gets difficult to imagine doing the things you love again. But, now that my ankle is feeling stronger I’ve been more confident in registering for races and looking toward some pretty nifty new goals in 2016.
I had thought that once I had finished 2015 I would have completed my first marathon. It didn’t happen and won’t at this point. I’m okay with that. However, I thought that I would have moved on to some other things. I wanted to start looking at multiple marathons in one year, a 50K, Ragnar Relay and I’ve been interested in triathlons for a few years now.
The 50K is not going to happen, so let’s just scratch that right now. Goals need to be realistic. I think 2 marathons in one years is a pretty good start as far as endurance running is concerned. I want to get those under my belt and then see how a longer distance feels after completing those.
However, the rest of it seems… kinda feasible! Multiple marathons should be a go as long as I’m diligent in my recovery, pay attention to my body, and avoid injury at all cost now that I know injury is an actual thing that actually does happen if you’re not careful. My BRF is captaining a Ragnar Relay team that we’re organizing for August, and I’m looking into triathlons. By “looking into” I should have said “learning how to swim”. So stay tuned on that one. Adventures in not drowning soon to come!
So that is what is going on this week. Otherwise I’ve just been focusing on getting back into shape, losing a little weight and making sure I don’t forget to take care of this ankle and take it for granted.