I’ve been absent from blogging lately and for good reason. January thru March were challenging months for me. Then April came along and the momentum changed and I have barely stopped smiling as the events just got better and better. Last time I left you I was still floating on post Boston Marathon happiness. I took the normal post marathon rest and then the new coach and I decided that with an even bigger & better event coming up that the timing was appropriate to make the rest period a substantial one. While I was cross training and generally staying pretty fit, there was limited running going on and I do feel in the long game we made the best decision. What was this big event? Mr. Law came home from a 6 month deployment. The Navy had a photographer on the pier and I’m so thankful for that although I took the last photo with my fancy iphone. It was a
great absolutely amazing perfect day.
After our happy family reunion, the Mr. and I took a much needed vacation to South Beach without the kiddos. It was our wedding anniversary weekend and we love Miami. While I didn’t take many photos to share, we had the most amazing time. I had packed clothes to run and in the end, the biggest workout I did was dancing until 4 am. No regrets, well, I wish I had taken more photos so maybe I regret that part ;)
Back to the running portion of this website. I have a few tentative races scheduled and one big goal race. The goal marathon is still so far away but its in my personality to plan long term. I love dreaming of the day and the idea of running a fast time seems less intimidating the more I discuss it and throw it out there for the world to read. Big goals seem less scary the more I share them. My goal race for the Fall with be the Philadelphia Marathon. I’ve gotten some looks when I’ve told people this is where I plan to race. It may not be the fastest course. Some of the hills aren’t suitable for Virginia Beach, flatlanders, but I love that city. I know the course well and if I’m going to run a 2:43:00 anywhere, I want to experience that moment there. The timing is late in the qualifying game, but a late November marathon gives me time to build up a summer of speed before marathon training begins. It also leaves me training for a marathon when my kids are back in school. That makes a huge difference in the quality of my recovery. Before Philly I will run the Crawlin Crab Half Marathon and that will most likely be the only race I will taper for. Rock & Roll Virginia Beach will be on my list to race as well but there will not be a taper for that one.
Tidewater Striders Summer Series – July weekly
Strider Summer 10 Miler– August 2
Rock & Roll Virginia Beach– Sept. 6
Crawlin Crab Half Marathon– October 4
Philadelphia Marathon– November 22
There will be more races thrown in there but that will be added as I go along. Let me know if you are running any of these or any words of advice. Now that I am out of my rest period and am slowly building up the work load, I will start sharing bits and pieces here and there. Thank you all for reading and wishing you all a wonderful June!