I cannot tell you how completely excited I am for Spring. It’s been a relatively mild winter for Minnesota but it has been cold enough and icy enough to keep me inside and on the treadmill throughout the majority of my training runs. I need to get outside soon for pure peace of mind if nothing else. 🙂
The half marathon I’ve been training for (RnR New Orleans) is now less than 2 weeks away! I am so completely psyched to get out and race again. It’s been over 6 months! I have also never actually trained for a half marathon before so I’m excited to see how the training will affect how I feel during and after this race. I am not aiming for a PR this time considering the injury recovery but I would really like to finish pain-free and happy. 🙂
When I decided not to run what would have been my first marathon in October 2015, I more or less dropped this blog too. Grad school and a promotion at work consumed my life and I focused on those things and recovery. But now I’m back and feel like I have something to write about again!
I’m registered for the Delaware marathon on May 8th. I am very excited for this race and am trying to do everything completely by the book this time as possible. I’m running my miles to the very best of my ability, working with a coach, watching what I eat, and this week even started adding back in strength and cross training. It’s actually feeling like it can happen this time! I’m especially excited for what will be the first race post injury: Rock and Roll New Orleans half marathon. My only goal for this race is to genuinely have a good time and not hurt myself. I think it’s a reasonable goal. 🙂
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