Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I usually do my runs in the morning when its coolest. The heat and humidity is often too much to even attempt to run in any later in the day. But I have been finding myself getting *the itch* to run in the later afternoon or evening, even after I have already run earlier in the day. This tells me that I must really have been having some great runs! I love how I feel during and after. I love getting outside and enjoying the fresh air.
Which got me thinking.
I am training for this half marathon which is in October. I have been training for it for months now. It has become such a big part of my life and my daily routine(with the help andsupport of my hubs) . And I am enjoying it. I like looking forward to the big day and doing my best to make sure I am ready for it. But soon that day will be here.
What happens after the half is completed, all my hard work has paid off (this is all hopeful thinking that all will go as planned), and I leave with a medal and pride of steel? Then what? What happens when the weather here in NY gets cold, very cold, and it snows, almost every day where I live. I am probably not going to love running in the freezing cold, or in the snow. And I certainly do not enjoy it on the treadmill. This training has taken so much time and determination. So much effort. And I absolutely love being on the training schedule. That is something I have learned about myself along this health journey. I do best when I have some sort of guidance and dont have to wing it. But what about when its done? Then what?
For now I am going to live in the moment and enjoy myself. But in the back of mind I am thinking about what I will do after the half marathon. I guess I just dont want to feel "lost" when the half is over and the weather gets cruddy. I like to have a plan. Any ideas?
Posted by Jennifer at 7:27 PM