A little over a month ago, I was feeling motivated and ready to run – searching for my next 26.2, and throwing down more miles in a month than I had in more than a year.
Well, here it is – one day left in April, and while I’ve not reached my mileage goals for the month, I *HAVE* chosen my next marathon!
Registration opens May 1 for this highly-rated, scenic and not-too-far-a-drive-for-me race, and I am stoked! Taking place over the last weekend of January 2017, it gives me a good chunk of time to build a mileage base, then start legit training at the end of the summer.
Sure, the prospect of summer training (again) is a little intimidating, but I am excited about getting back into the groove. As soon as Abby is cleared to be my co-pilot (post 6-month well-baby check), I am excited to get running with her outside in the jogger, which will be nice for building mileage in easy runs.
Additionally, I am starting to look at regional race calendars to add in a sprinkling of events, both to “check in” on my progress, and to motivate myself, too!
I am so excited to have a running goal again, and even more happy that it’s something that I will be able to share with Abby…and who knows, maybe it will inspire her to do the same someday!
What are your running goals for the year?