So apparently I don’t blog anymore. Often times something will happen that makes me think “oh, I should blog about that,” but obviously that’s as far as it goes. Mostly because I feel sort of weird not posting for months at a time and then coming back with something totally random. I am not going to say that I am going to try hard to post more starting now, because I will likely post when I feel like it and that’s about it.
Moving on. So what have I been up to thus far in 2010? Well, lots actually. We had a great trip to Colorado in January, where I survived my first double diamond “expert only” run, as evidenced here:
Also, after months of studying my face off, I am now a Certified Personal Trainer, so there’s that. I am really enjoying it so far, and am looking at becoming a Certified Running Coach in the next couple of months. This excites me greatly, as it will allow me to take my passion and really incorporate it into my job as well.
Before I talk about running, let me just say that the post-ironman months were not too kind to my body. I managed to pack on 14 lbs between November (running season officially over) and March. Ouch. Did I just admit that out loud? Apparently once you are no longer working out in upwards of 15 hours per week, you no longer need to eat as much, even when you are training for a marathon. Who would’ve guessed it? It has been very frustrating to say the least, to work my butt off (literally) to get in the best shape of my life and then to see it all go away and know that it is my own fault. I am just now starting to drop some of that excess flab, and am actually going into the WI Marathon about 5 lbs heavier than last year. This may not seem like too big of a deal, but in reality the lighter you are the faster you run.
Speaking of running. I have been training my ass off since January for the WI Marathon, which is now 9 days away (eek!). I am excited and nervous and I can’t wait for it to be here and done. Not only am I gunning for a PR, but I am aiming for a 17 minute PR (3:40) which would be Boston-qualifying territory. It sounds crazy when I see it written out that way, but I know I am capable of it. My training has been on point, and as long as the pieces fall together on race day (unlike last year) I know I will do it.
That’s about all I’ve got. Now that I have “broken the blog silence” it’s likely that I will be posting a bit more, and I do have some ideas, but we’ll see. Hope all is well for everyone out there!