My goal to blog daily in September went about as well as my goal to run Boston again. Hahaha!!! I am alive and well, guys. No crisis. Just experienced a shift in priorities after my Boston letter and a much needed breather from running pressures.
Fact is, after fully letting go my dream of running Boston again, I felt free. The purpose of running is so different now- and that has it’s positives and negatives. I also appreciate my one and only Boston experience much more now, which is really cool. Because the whole experience was very cool!
Not much has changed, but here’s an update in bullet points, because it’s much easier:
- I haven’t been running much, I think the Christmas season is going to swallow me whole. Send help.
- I didn’t run CIM. As if you already hadn’t figured that out. My heart wasn’t in it and I pulled out a couple months before the race. My logic for signing up was that it would give me a couple months of rest after a PR in London, a solid four months of building/training and a good course with not a ton of travel, no time differences, no weird food, etc. Well, the two months of rest went as planned, the building/training did not.
- I didn’t run CIM, but I am officially registered for Berlin 2017 and I could NOT be more excited. I’m already counting the days. Guys- my sixth and final Marathon Major!!
- I need surgery. I have a hernia. My second (why me??). I got my first one surgically corrected in May of 2009 and it’s no fun. Six weeks of no physical exertion at all. And no lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. A problem because I still carry my almost 5 year-old all the time (And how am I supposed to shop at Costco to feed my family?) I have to get it over with though, because there are risk factors involved. I asked my doc, “Couldn’t I just live with this hernia for the rest of my life?” He said that maybe I could, but if it turns into an emergency, that would be bad. So, the plan is to get it fixed. Before Berlin training.
- I’m no longer working with my coach, but he’s the greatest. I highly recommend him! Find his website here.
- Not missing Instagram pressure (oh the pressure of posting the *perfect* photo with the *perfect* caption that will get the most hearts), but missing Instagram people. Mostly really missing this blog. I’ll make no promises about how often I will post, or the content, but I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. I love to write. I love to blog.
I’ll leave you with this photo because I melt into a puddle when I look at it.
My heart still races.