Here is the truth, the un-inhibited, soul-baring truth. I am crushed about the Ironman. Like crushed in a way that when I try to rationalize it, doesn’t even make sense to me. So, I am left with this overwhelming amount of don’t-know-what-the-hell-to-do-ism.
Do I train for another full? Start from scratch and re-build and get back on that horse again? Do I pick a better race for a first-timer? Do I have the time? Do I have the energy? How will my family feel? The answers to these questions, I haven’t fully answered. I don’t think it is in the cards right away. I think that I if I do go back to a full, it will be down the road. But I can’t promise that, and I reserve the right to change my mind…
But the things that I have decided are these:
More to come, so stay tuned.
Another half marathon this weekend. It was put on by the local running club, and as always, it was well put together and a good time.
My kiddos even ran the 5k, and loved the Honey Stinger chews!
They did great!
Great race day!
USING ONLY ONE WORD!
1. Where is your cell phone? Hand
2. Your hair? Messy
3. Your dad? Peck
4. Your other half? Here
5. Your favorite food? Ahi
6. Your dream last night? Forgot
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Peace
9. What room you are in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Running
11. Your fear? Unhappy
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Secure
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Lazy
15. Muffins? Meh
16. Wish list item? None
17. Where you grew up? Maniacs
18. Last thing you did? Crochet
19. What are you wearing now? Jammie’s
20. Your TV? Wire
21. Your pets? Pittbull
22. Friends? Trustworthy
23. Your life? Good
25. Missing someone? Grams
26. Car? Armada
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Amazon
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Who will resend this? Mermaid
33. One place that I go to over and over? Levee
34. One person who emails me regularly? Work
35. Favorite place to eat? Tacos
Hayden Lake is such a beautiful place to run. Between the lake, the green trees everywhere and the changing colors of autumn, it’s a gorgeous race. And I got to run it with the badass Racing Mermaid!
It’s a rolling hills type course, was supposed to be a loop race, but somehow during the race became an out and back.
My favorite part of the race was the HydraPouches that they offered in place of paper cups. It kept the course a lot cleaner and I was happy to see less waste. Good idea!
The shirts were great. I love a long sleeve tech shirt.
The medals were “from the elements”, so very unique, as they were wood and branded with the race logo.
Would definitely recommend this race!
Some great training over the weekend. Saturday I ran some hill repeats, which is something that I usually avoid and totally hate, but the Hayden Marathon is supposed to be a hilly monster, so wanted to be sure and get some hill work in. And it was a good chance to drag this lazy beast out.
Sunday was the long run, which was in the pouring down rain. But the weather for the Hayden Marathon also calls for rain, so I just focused in on that. Plus, running in the rain can be kind of refreshing for me.
This morning’s plan was to run the stairs, but at 5:30a, it is too dark to see well and they are not lit up… Bummer. But we did manage to get two sets in. And this little mini joined us.
Guess hill repeats again this morning it is, after the girls leave for school and a fun 5k with the girlies this evening. 🙂 Happy Monday!