Happy Sunday everyone! I took a little break from blogging and a rest week before I started training for my half marathon in Vermont at the end of September. I feel good and am ready to move forward. I used to not rest too much after I completed an event, but now I do try to take at least a week. Maybe because I’m getting older! Lol ~ who knows.
The Quantico 12K was a good race to get me ready for another half. This will be my fourth half marathon. It would seem like I should have a few more under my belt, but I complete a lot of miles that aren’t really attributed to events. It’s all about the journey. Races are fun no doubt, but it’s not just about the races.
The body is feeling pretty good. I have a few pains and aches, but nothing like I was experiencing before. It seems sticking with the right style of shoe was the key and the after care of my legs by foam rolling and icing. There is always overuse issues, but the right gear is imperative. I look forward to staying with that trend.
I’m excited for this next challenge in Vermont. I have never been to the area and have always wanted to explore. I have a few frustrations with the administrative handling of it though. I found the race through active.com and from there signed up through the race website. I signed up and paid, but never received a notice for registration. I had to email the race promoter to confirm my registration. I was told that as soon as they were done with the triathlon they were running emails would be sent out. I was confirmed with the registration, but I still haven’t received any packet pick up information. The race is on 30 September soooo…you know I would like to have everything tied up! I’ll give them one more week.
The weather here has been a little erratic with extreme heat than storms. I wanted to do some cycling, but had to take that indoors because of the rain. I did get some decent mileage in with a combination of running outside and on the treadmill and some indoor cycling. I will probably see more indoor running as tropical storm Florence makes its way to the coast. The total of that mileage came to 19.93 for the week. I am 48.76 to my halfway point. It’s bittersweet to say the least. A lot of sweat, effort and tears. I have 5706.26 miles gratefully remaining in my journey. Happy Miles to You!!
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
― Kahlil Gibran
Not sure if you’ve ever heard of Yebba Smith. She’s not well-known, but I really like her sound. Enjoy.