Running or lack there of.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
So . . . a few months ago, I was all hopped up on completing my 2nd half marathon and I wanted to extend my running excitement! I did what so many runners inevitably do, I signed up for my next race.
There were only select dates that worked for me, so the Gopher to Badger [MN to WI] half marathon on Aug 11th it was! I didn't know anyone running and had never heard anything about it, but it looked to be decently managed and the date worked. Whoo hoo! I was all set to train for and complete my 3rd half marathon.
Except . . . this summer has been everything I thought it would: busy, stressful, fun, filled with family and hot.
I have managed to run less than a dozen times since my half marathon in May. Literally, less than 12 runs and most have been around 3 miles. I just want to soak up all of my time with the boys at night, leaving me about an hour or so to accomplish editing/emailing and unfortunately, I need that hour to stay on track . . . or at least attempt to catch up! Plus, while I was running easily in 70-75F weather in March and April, this muggy heat is not encouraging me to get out the door!
All this to say, I'm still running on August 11th.
I'm not looking forward to it. It's going to hurt like a bia.
But I'm running, and I really hope my efforts in the next couple weeks help!