Today marks two years since my half marathon PR. If you are a regular reader of my blog, and thank you for sticking around during my long hiatus, you know that this PR was a long time coming.
The original PR was set in Philly on 2009 and became so elusive to beat. Then I had that magical year in 2013 where almost every race I ran I got a PR including two half marathon PRs in consecutive weeks. I then followed that up with a 1 hour two minute PR in the NYC Marathon.
Then there the injuries and so many other things that just threw my life off track. 2013 seems like decades ago.
I’m still battling some recurring tendonitis in my feet but my heart is starting to feel like it wants run again, really want to run again. Maybe it has something to do with it being fall and all those great marathons like Chicago and New York. But why does it matter? I want to run.
But how do you start over when you know you are going to have recurring tendonitis, you have gained a lot of weight, and are seriously out of shape? My answer — start from the very beginning. Really, the very beginning. I’m doing a couch to 5k program for beginners.
There have been a couple of false starts but yesterday I got to run outside. It felt good to be out there. I’ve let go about my pace. It’s not where it was and how knows, may never be back there. But I was absolutely ok with that and happy to say, “Im going to run for 30 minutes.”
This plan I’m doing ends on December 18 and the Miami Half is on January 24. Trust me, I’m not setting any goals for Miami like I have stupidly done every year. But I just want to be happy running a race again which is something I haven’t felt in a really long time.
For the first time in a long time I am not registered for any races. Well, except for the NYC Marathon but I have decided to defer that. I need to get right and back in the right frame of mind and for the first time in a long time I feel like that can actually happen.