|Race photos went up today... this is the only |
one that I really like. I don't remember smiling! ;)
Oh, If you got a blog post notification this morning, I apologize. It was supposed to go live tomorrow rather than today, so it will be back up in the morning. It's the second "What's Beautiful" post (out of three).
But anyway, I haven't done ANYTHING today. Jerry was off work, so he got the kids ready for school (which was a good thing, because I could barely move). I started to watch The Weight of the Nation, but I wasn't very interested in it. Usually I love watching shows like that. Maybe I'll give it another try when Jerry isn't home distracting me.
Last night, Jerry and I watched the series finale of House. I was VERY disappointed in it. I thought the hallucinations were dumb. And the ending was completely predictable. I loved House, and watched it from the beginning, but I was not impressed with the finale. I'm kind of bummed because two of my shows ended (permanently) recently... House and Desperate Housewives.
I'm starting to wonder what I'm going to do now. I know that my next "big goal" is to work at getting to my actual goal weight; but now that the marathon is done, I feel like I have so much free time! What did I used to do before I started training?
Of course I will go back to running after giving my body a week to recover, but I'm not going to be running 35+ miles per week anymore. My next race is in a month--I'm running the Solstice Run 10-Mile on June 23rd. I've never done a 10-Mile run before, so I'm guaranteed a PR ;) I'm not going to be running it hard, though--at the end of June, I imagine it's going to be extremely hot. I've already proven I'm a baby when it comes to running in the heat! But I like having a race to train for, so that it makes me feel like I have something to accomplish.
I'm not even going to follow a training schedule for the Solstice, because by the time I start running again, I'll only have three weeks until the race. I'll just do a long run of 10-12 miles once a week and then do 2-3 shorter runs. I'd actually like to continue that through the summer, because then I will stay in "half-shape"... meaning I could just register for a half-marathon on a whim and be in shape to run it.
I'm running Women Rock MN on September 1st. I imagine that will be a hot one too, but I'm really looking forward to it! Renee and I are going to fly out to my brother's house (he lives in St. Paul, which is where the race is) and stay there for a few days. We are going to make a fun little trip out of it. I think (I hope!) that my brother's ex-wife is going to do the race with us too. It's been a while since I've seen her. That's another race that I'll probably just run for fun.
I only have two big running goals left now that I've completed a marathon. The first is to run a sub-26:00 5K; and the second is to run a sub-2:00:00 half-marathon. Once I complete those, I will solely run for fun (if there is a such thing)! I was thinking I'd try for my half-marathon goal in Indy next year, but it doesn't look like anyone is interested in going (again). So instead, I was thinking of planning a trip to John's house in San Diego for a half-marathon (John is from my Ragnar team). If I use a buddy pass, and stay with John, the trip wouldn't be too expensive. And I know I would have a blast. I would just have to get over the guilt of leaving Jerry and the boys at home. ;)
Well, for not having anything to write about, this turned into a long post! I've got to get the kids ready for bed now. Hopefully tomorrow I will have something a little more interesting to write about!