I thought we could discuss what’s next. And what’s happening in the meantime. And some questions I am getting.
First of all, up next is SeaWheeze and everyone knows how much I love that race! I can’t wait.
As far as full marathons go, I have finally registered for one and it is California International Marathon (CIM) in December. I have wanted to do this race for a long time, and the timing seemed to be right, so I went ahead and registered. I think the training season will be perfect as far as weather and holidays go.
Also, there’s been a major change of plans as far as my plan to complete all the continents goes… I have been registered for the March 2017 Antarctica Marathon since the summer of 2015, but B and I decided a few weeks ago to put it off another year. The whole trip takes about two weeks and everyone here knows that when B and I travel, we don’t like to be away from the kids too long (remember our 5 day trip to Tokyo? This is why we hit the ground running when we explore new places.) The thought of being away for two weeks is just too much for us, and we think in one more year, it might be a little easier to leave them for that long.
So… instead of Antarctica in 2017, I have decided to run my final World Marathon Major… Berlin. Funny that the Majors was never my A goal, but now it is (read more on how that happened here.) And I’m not mad about it!! My racing heart belongs to the big city races, guys. It really does.
That leaves the tentative plan of Antarctica in 2018, and Africa in 2019 (not sure which race yet.) What in the world am I gonna do when all these fun races are over? Don’t worry I’ll find something. Other dream races of mine: Paris Marathon, Athens Marathon, and Great Wall Marathon. My legs can rest when I’m dead I suppose
Some questions I have been getting lately:
Do you still run six days a week?
Yes, mainly because there’s nothing I love to do as much as running. I am taking the occasional fitness class and going to the gym sporadically, but my daily sweat is still running. Most days are pretty short and easy, and I don’t beat myself up if I miss a day because I’m not in official training mode yet.
Will you still keep using a coach?
I plan on using a coach until after CIM, then I’ll take a break. I have absolutely loved having a coach, but there will be about ten months in between CIM and Berlin, and financially, it makes more sense to take some time off.
Will you still apply for Boston 2017?
Absolutely! I qualified for Boston, so I will definitely apply and see if my time makes the cut. Each year the cutoff time gets larger, so my chances are slim to none, but I am definitely going to try. (I qualified by 1 minute and 52 seconds, and last year the cutoff was 2 minutes and 28 seconds I believe.)
Tell me whats next for you!! Any other questions you want answered?