I really suck at blogging!!!! I am a runner who occasionally blogs, not a blogger who runs :) Now that we have that straight, I do have a new goal. I would love to keep my new goal of blogging once a week. So we will see how it goes :)
This weeks workouts looked like this:
Monday- 8 miles on the waterfront w/Nicole 8 min pace
pm-3 treadmill miles 8:30 pace
Tuesday-9.5 speedwork on the treadmill
Wed- 9 miles with lots of hills
Thurs- 9 recovery miles around 8:15 pace
Fri- 11 miles (Ran all 3 courses of the Turkey Trot that I am putting together) 7:30 average pace
Sat- 11 miles 7:25 pace
I am having a really hard time planning my racing schedule for next year. After a lot of self reflection I feel that this is pretty reflective of my whole life right now. I feel like for so many years my life was pretty much planned and I followed the plan. For the 1st time in my married life I have no plans to get pregnant, I am not pregnant, nursing, or taking care of lots of little kids. My 3 oldest are pretty self sufficient and I find myself with more free time. I could easily fill that but I want to fill it with things that are going to help me accomplish my goals. I have been trying to figure out what my goals are in this new phase of my life. What do I want to accomplish in life? in my running?
Midlife crisis? I would not call it a crisis, just a crossroads. My goal is to find balance between all of the things that I love and are most important to me. So as I figure out who I want to be and what I want to do I am giving myself a break and have decided not to choose any races right now. Instead I am to do some research and deciding what it is I would like to accomplish next year in my running life, then I will be able to decide what races will help me reach my goals. I also would really like to get back to the fun of it all :)
Most of all I want these guys
to know that they are the most important things in my life.
Hopefully this next week brings more clarity of mind and lots of running fun!!