With each foray into the running world, I’m more in awe of the community. The runners, the support, the goals, the ups and the downs.
The highs of accomplishing that thing on your bucket list, the one you weren’t quite sure would be crossed off.
Finishing the Mighty Niagara was huge for me. Finishing happy with my time… that was icing on the cake! 🙂
But what now?
The foot’s just about ready to start pounding the pavement again. Slowly starting back. Taking forever (it feels like) to get there…
Back to the Big Rock…
It feels like my body needs to run. That the energy and endorphins from the short torture (kind of kidding) besides letting me eat basically whatever, makes me a much better person. For me, the easiest way to keep running is to sign up for runs. It’s a cheap accountability and why we try to do a run a month. So with that in mind, and to get some accountability, here are my small and big rocks…
Short term… it’s getting stronger and faster. I really need to work on my 5K time (I’m sooo sloooow) and think strength is the ticket.
Not just running strength training, but I’ll have to learn that too. My ticket is cross training to build up areas (upper body) that running alone won’t help.
Long term… well that strength and speed may help me to run a full marathon in two years. It took about two years to work up to the half. That’s probably a reasonable amount of time to buildup to 26.2. Run a couple more halfs in 2015 and target fall of 2016 for a full. Cool!
I know… lots of people do it in a much shorter time frame, but.. two years will pass in no time and there’s a base to build! We tend to be (just a little) competitive and to be injury free means getting some
unused weak muscles fit. Not to mention there’s the rest of life to live.
Now… which marathon to run? Any suggestions?
So that’s what’s next. Stay tuned!