What a crazy couple of weeks it has been between hurricanes, marathons, power outages, snowstorms, and one canceled business trip.
Being a marathoner without a marathon, my body is still trying to figure out what to do as it knows it should have run a really long race by now and that this past week was supposed to be a rest week. It’s an odd feeling to have.
Then there is that what’s next question. Emotionally, I have recovered from my lost marathon but there is that question of what should I do now? I can’t fit another marathon into my schedule right now so I’m adding a few small races here and there. The hard part was getting motivated for my next big event, the Miami Half Marathon.
Due to my canceled business trip the lesser penalty fee was to change my flight plans from Houston next week to Miami at the end of January. Wow, did that one move get me moving in a forward direction. Snow on the ground in New York and knowing there are warm beaches in Miami also helped tons.
I’m coming back to you Miami! Just like that my mood has improved.
The goal for last year’s Miami Half was to get a PR. That did not happen. I did not have the race I had hoped for but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I don’t think I’m ready to try for that PR again but I would like to get close and fine tune my plan and maybe make it a bit more aggressive. I don’t know but I like the idea of getting a plan together, plotting it into my calendar, and knowing when I have to get moving again.
I’m not sure if I’m going to stick with tried and true plan or look for another one. The thought of even paying for one is something I’m looking into if at least to say I have tried it. There’s the one offered for the Miami Half Marathon and I may try the Runners World Challenge one. Of course you’ll be the first to know which plan I choose.
It feels nice to be back on track again.