I will be reading and commenting later…I’m about to leave to take a final so sorry Charlies. Anyway.
After thinking awhile and talking to people and soul searching or something of the sort I think I know where I’m going in the new year.
1) I really want to do a second marathon, but right now I want it for the wrong reasons. I want it to redeem myself I want to to impress other people I want it just for the sake of doing it…and with thoughts like that I won’t have fun training or running it when the day comes. And I don’t need the pressure of training during the semester…it’s the last one of class before internships and stuff so I need to be serious. I will look for one in the late summer/early fall instead. Any ideas?
2) Speed work is something I never thought I would be able to do, but as I was getting better in the fall I found my times were getting better and I loved it. I had dreams of running the Reindeer Run 5K in under 29 minutes…this was weekend I ran it in about 32:30. I just haven’t been running! Yuck. The thing is I get sad when I don’t improve and I don’t want my running to be about a goal I want it to be about fun. I’ve forgotten this past year why I even started doing sports to start with and I regret that mistake. I want to enjoy what I do I want it to be a stress relief from the rest of my life. So if I get faster, great, but we’re not aiming for any crazy goals right now…although keeping it near 9min miles would be nice for now.
3) I am mostly doing this option. I miss cycling, I miss swimming. I want to go hiking and snow shoeing and do some triathlons. I want to judge debate and I want to go to parties. I let running be the only thing I did and although that gets you somewhere running-wise, when you’re forced to take a break for whatever reason it leaves you a little empty. I want to be a full well rounded person. I just want to relax for a little while and not take life so seriously, I’m too young.
4) Ok Ok I will stop making fun of the fact that I need braces. To be honest it might not happen now. GRRR; See I also need teeth pulled and once that happens I need to wait until the gums heal or whatever before we can do braces. I can’t go into this knowing I will owe all that money to insurance when I graduate! So if this isn’t happening in the next 2-3 months I can’t go through with it at all. Too much risk. Yes, I might not ever have insurance again, but that’s a risk I might take…at least I’ll be making more money and not paying for grad school….maybe then I won’t “need” the insurance as much?
So I hope all is well for everyone else. Hope you’ll all enjoy my stories of exercise and play without always being running. I’ll reassess in the summer.