I’m settling into the year. Getting into the routine that will help me get through the year. Getting into better eating and losing a few pounds to slim down because the winter weight that seems to have found me….HAS GOTTA GO SISTA! I have given additional thought to running a full marathon and I think the only decision is whether I want to pull it off this fall or next. I don’t see why i can’t do it this year because I’ve already run a half and I know I can. I am running a half on memorial day and if I use that mark in the Hal Higdon novice marathon plan then I will hit marathon mark in August…. ick! August! I may have to build in several weeks of fill in to push it back into the Fall versus the hottest time of the year here. I think one of the challenges I am facing, self imposed of course, is pace. I feel like I have to run at my faster pace and I’m not sure why but I am slowly wrapping my head around running at my more comfortable pace of around 9:15 per which would put a full at just under 4 hours…. did I just write that??!! My subconscious mind had 4 hours as a goal for whatever reason, perhaps because I run a half in just under 2. Who knows. What I do know is that I believe I already know I can do it. I just need to trust myself to pace down. I don’t care about time for the first just like I didn’t care about pace for my first half. It’s about finishing and feeling good doing so. Now the question is which one would I do??
I didn’t start this entry to talk about that. I actually just wanted to note that the season is officially here and I am happy about that. FRESH AIR and 10 months of pavement pounding, race running, motivating myself and others to be the best that we can. I joined the #earthathon “movement” and log all my miles for that which is kinda fun. Tonight was a 3 night and I just enjoyed the fresh air. It was nice. I’m going to find me a running partner this year…or perhaps a group. I think I’m missing that. Running alone is lonely sometimes.