Since my marathon is over I have felt lost on what to blog. I started this blog to journal my journey to running my first marathon. I never really thought about "after" I finished that goal? So here I am writing as a MARATHONER and I feel lost. Thank goodness I have a few races coming up which is keeping me mentally in the running game. After my first half marathon, last year I took a longer break than I had planned. This time I was better prepared and had a few things lined up for the next few months and plus having local running friends really helps a ton.
I went on my first run the Thursday after my marathon and it was GREAT. I couldn't believe how good I felt and was shocked that less than a week before I had ran 26.62 miles. My legs felt great and I was thankful I had let my legs recover and rest. Running without a marathon in my future is strange. You adapt your life to this one goal for so long and now it's over and it's strange. Plus I used to eat knowing I had a long run in the next week and now my longest run will be about 10 miles so and I have to remind myself that I can't eat whatever. I don't want to go back to where I was weight wise. I feel the best that I have in a long time and I want to keep moving in the right direction. I wish I didn't like food so much. I am closer to my weight goal than ever and I don't want to lose that. I don't want to get lazy! I want to keep moving forward with what I have worked so long for.
Next up is a 5k this weekend. July 23&24 is my first ever Ragnar Relay which I am so looking forward to and then September is "You Go Girl" which is going to be ONE big PARTY that you are all invited to.
Looking forward to the future and hoping to get a good weekly work out routine down now that my focus has changed.
Today I am thankful for:
My husband, who is a GREAT dad!
Getting in a great run on a beautiful day.
Watching Max enjoy his first day at Vacation Bible School.