Switching it Up Strides
Yesterday I finally hit a double digit day. This hasn’t happened since, um…May. And yes, in the back of my mind I was thinking about this:
Anyway, getting back to the topic at hand – I’ve let myself “running go”.
Could I run a half marathon right now? Um….no, not without
A-wanting to die
So in Sheila-land I’m kind of out of running shape since I like to be able to at least go and do a half marathon at any point in time, it’s kind of the baseline for me.
I could make a list a mile long as to how I got here, but let’s sum it up – young, busy kids, work, the ice cream truck, and a few major life changes including a move and a trip back home to see the fam..
Where Am I Going?
To be honest, I don’t know…Right now I’m locked into one like a clingy teenage girl and the other I’m flirting with like it’s Friday night and I want a free drink.
-One certainty is visiting my friend Kevin at RauschPT to get a Run Right Assessment. I know my form’s gotten out of whack and I’m tired of it and the aches and pains it brings. It’s time to get rid of the janky right leg once and for all.
-The more noble but exhausting option I have is to really do something I’ve talked about for years – work on getting my half marathon time down…..like by 4 minutes.
To be honest I have REALLY mixed feelings on this. I love running, I love competition and I love challenging myself (that’s a whole lotta love), but I’m also sorta in this place where I’m wanting to be sure I don’t take the fun and joy out of the sport I love by setting a really hard goal for myself. Oh yeah, plus the thought of actually working on a goal right now sounds exhausting. So I’ll just go all Bachelorette on this one and stew on whether or not to give this idea my final rose, and that will probably take a few more weeks, but it’s out there.
Did you remember Get in Shape Girl?
What goals are you working on these days?