Friday, February 9, 2018

Let Training Begin.......

I was going to write a recap of the last 4 years but why live in the past when the present and future are right in front of me. The past is in the past and parts of it of course made me who I am today but some I don't know that I want to go back to. So lets just leave it there, and I am sure in conversation parts will come up. But lets focus on today and beyond!
So lets focus on today! And today and this week I am focusing on Bayshore Half Marathon! It is 16 (short) weeks away!! And I am starting a new training cycle. I have learned that running and training are different now that I am a mother. Motherhood changes many aspects of life and its true for running as well. But everyday I learn to make it work, some days better then others. Last year after I had Brody I returned to running and I had (training) plans, but I was a bit to optimistic when I had them laid out. And looking back I set my self up for disappointment, but not this year. This year I am being smart and training for where I am today not where I was 3-4 years ago. I may have the same drive but physically I am different. And it has taken me some time to accept that, but I am at peace with that now. Again, something to be addressed just not today. Let's focus on one thing at a time! Right now, this week it is getting on track to train for Bayshore Half Marathon. It is just 16 weeks away, and I am going to work hard and work on new life/post baby PR.
I have never been to Bayshore, but for most runners in the state of Michigan it's one of the "Must Run" races in the state. It is up in Traverse City, which is a beautiful area of the state. And one that I have sadly not spent anytime in. So we are going up for the whole weekend with our camper. Oh and the race is Memorial Day weekend.....Bonus!! So after the race my husband, son and I can enjoy and explore the area.
As for training, I mean this is supposed to be somewhat of a running blog, I am back to using a coach. I had been using a coach prior to pregnancy and then well, took a break. Along with pregnancy there was a little burn out as well, but thats for a different time. But I am back to using a coach, and actually I am reconnecting with an old running buddy from down in Alabama. I am excited to be on a schedule and to see what he's got in store. Along with a little be a little nervous as I want to do well and not disappoint.  So I hope that you will follow along with my journey either via the blog or Instagram or strava! And I will take any encouragement and pushes along the way.

My running partner
as for the blog moving forward, if I write it down it makes me accountable right?! So I hope to write at least 1 weekly recap of my week of training and 1 post of something interest to me that I hope will interest you.

Keep running or Strolling.....