So Healdsburg is out the way. Hurrah!! Everything has been aching this week – on Monday I was so stiff (I totally didn’t bother to stretch after the race), and my quads and hamstrings are still aching. But I don’t mind at all.
So what’s next?
I feel a little uncomfortable about saying this out loud, because I know that many of you are training your guts out for a marathon, or are simply proper runners who run 12 milers before breakfast on a Tuesday. But I got tired of training. I LOVE having a race to train for, I LOVE having a goal. But those last few long runs were mentally a little draining. I am ready to have a weekend WITHOUT running two hours. Mentally, physically, emotionally, I want a break!
So I’m having one.
Not a total break from running because that would be no fun, but a month of having fun with running. Running with friends without worrying about pace. Running some trails. Running in some new places. My in-laws arrive next week for three weeks. I’m going to cut my runs back to 6 miles max so I can hang out with them. We’ll be going down to LA for a week so I can run in some new places, which will recharge me mentally. And then, when they go home, the Husband and I have a month to build it up for the Woodside 10k, my first trail race.
Talking of trails, did I show you my new trail shoes? They are so utterly beautiful that if there’s a chance of them getting dirty I don’t think I’ll wear them. Even the Dude said ‘NICE, Mummy’ when he saw them and keeps getting them off the shoe-rack when I say I need to put my shoes on. I know nothing about them technically, I admit this now. But they are very pretty and very comfy.
So here’s to having some fun running for a month!! I’m ready to play!