"You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go."
closing line to Ferris Bueller's Day Off
I've hit a bit of a slump when it comes to blogging as of late. I spent months training for Goofy and it is over. My material is gone. I still have awesome things going on and training continues, but my favorite line of one of the best movies keeps playing in my head. Sometimes I feel still stuck at Disney, remembering every moment, every mile and loving that I accomplished such a big race. It's time to go home. Time to suck it up and move onto the next thing.
There's a lot on my mind for 2013 accomplishments and I've already signed up for a few:
- ORRRC Half Marathon in Xenia - April 7th. My intent is to break my 2:21 (Garmin: 2:23) PR from December.
- Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC - April 28th. My intent is to relax, enjoy the tour of DC & collect a Tiffany necklace.
- Flying Pig Marathon - May 5th. My 3rd full and my intent is to fundraise for the first time while training for it. I've almost got 26.2 names to put on my list of friends/family who've heard the words "You've got cancer" and the funds I raise will go to Relay For Life of Westerville. If you have someone you want me to add, let me know in the comments and I'll include them.
- Relay Around Columbus - June 22-23. My 2nd time doing the event and a whole new team of awesome friends to do it with! I can hardly wait!
Even more exciting is a Race Walking Clinic coming up here in July! Tim Seaman and Jeff Salvage will be here to teach us, evaluate us and make us better walkers! I can hardly wait! If you are near the Columbus area and interested in registering, follow the link here. I've bought their book for my kindle & its awesome! I can't wait to get to the class and get better.
My training lately has been simply blowing my mind. I'll admit it. I am still pacing the 12/mile pace on Saturdays and I love it but I've added in doing the MIT speedwork mid-week and it's been awesome! I've taught myself how to use the Garmin's settings to set up the workout and then execute it. I am consistently less than 11/mile alone and last week during a workout with my friend Jamie, I pulled a 9:59/mile........walking. I think I've held myself back a bit because I've been worried about hurting myself or ruining my next race but its time to push it. I've added back in my core work and my strength training & I'm still here to tell about it.
I still have a plan of another duathlon this summer as well and I am debating whether it will be the Giant Eagle Multi-sport again or if I'll look for one further away. Either way, I loved that race combo and I'll do it again.
I've tried a few products I need to review as well so I'll get to writing those too! Unfortunately, the job that pays for me to enjoy all these great things in life has been relatively busy and has me going to Tempe, AZ for 4 days this week. I know, sad.
Have you missed me?
Does my schedule make you tired? As I sit here re-reading it, I am ready to go sleep!