Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life After the Half Marathon

So I haven't written a post in a really long time.  I even skipped my Thankful Thursday post last week (oops!).  I've been caught up in my internship and haven't had much to say as I'm not really running a lot either (oops again!).  I think I've run a total of 13 miles since running my 13 miles on half marathon day! That's terrible, I know.  But I kind of gave into the fact that I don't HAVE to run a certain amount of miles each week.  And even though I wanted to run, I found myself focusing more on doing work or enjoying time with friends than worrying about getting miles in.  So this has been my life after training...

NOT good.  I need to get back into the swing of things.  I'm doing the Run for the Wild 5k run at the end of the month, followed by the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in May...

But most recently, a dear friend "gifted" me his registration to the Rugged Maniac in June.  I am STOKED for that.  I was planning on signing up anyway, but now I'm already in and can't wait! I think it's the perfect "race" to focus myself now.  I really want to work more on my overall fitness and this should be a fun way to do so.  Last year, Dad and I did the Run Amuck race and we LOVED it.  It was such a blast and definitely a physical challenge!

Run Amuckers!
Since my goals this month include hitting the gym more often, I should definitely be on target for training for this kick ass event! Mud pits, rope climbing, etc...Interested in joining us yet?

I've read a lot lately about runners getting burned out during training.  And what's worse is that they sometimes start to lose sight of why they run in the first place.  For me, it's because it's fun.  It's a release.  And of course, because it's a great way to stay healthy!  Running "fun" races is a great way to take a step back from the rigorous training and repetition to really enjoy yourself! 

So this is my plan for my "life after half-marathon".   Ya know, at least until I sign up for my next half! ;)

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