Ouch! I got up this morning and the finger I hurt in my race is now twice its original size. I’m sure taking latex gloves on and off continually the last 2 days at work did not help matters much. Anyway, it is very very sore!! I am very excited to have the day off today to relax and catch up on all the laundry etc. from the weekend that I haven’t yet had time to get to.
Yesterday I got up at 4:45 a.m. to get my run in on the treadmill before I headed out to work early for our monthly meeting. I was babysitting my little 6 month old niece in the evening while my sister took a night class and there was no way I would have time to run after work. OK-I totally forgot how much work little babies are!!! As much as I ADORE my nieces, I am totally out of that stage of life. I don’t know how I ever did it and know I couldn’t do it again. All you moms out there who still need babysitters, and diapers and feedings and still manage to run get my utmost respect!! Even my husband, who really wanted a 4th child but obliged my 30th birthday wish was content after last night!
I have another race on my calendar. January in St. Paul MN!! We are in the Twin Cities that weekend for hockey and there happens to be a half marathon. Last year the temp was 15 degrees below zero and they had to shorten the race but the year before it was 20 degrees. For all the complaining I have done about the weather lately, I can’t believe I signed up for this. I just really need something to keep me going. Even if the race was cancelled at least I would be trained for it.
I am still milling over my race plans for after Boston next year. I hope to come up with a realistic set of goals. I’m leaning towards no June marathon and focusing on the full in the fall. I think, speaking only for myself, multiple halfs at faster than marathon pace will help me achieve a better time in the fall than another full which requires tapering and recovery that I HATE! Not sure yet. This will probably change tomorrow as my plans often do! I’m heading out for 9 miles today. No time goal at all, just a nice run with my podcast buddies!