Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Monday, November 2, 2009

(Relatively) Guilt Free Weekends

I've been through 2 weekends now since the big race and I'm pretty spoiled already. It feels like such a luxury to not worry about staying hyper-hydrated and rested! I woke up yesterday morning and for a moment felt a little twinge pre-long-run worry...How would I squeeze in a 2+ hour run?...would I be able to complete it?...what is the weather like?...and then I remembered: No long run today!

As much as I love running, it's been a relief to have to worry about where I am in a training schedule. I feel completely maxed out with work and school right now and it feels like one less thing to worry about right now.


I know this is a very bad complacent place for me to be. I took off for a short jog on Thursday and, literally, two blocks in, said, "Oh forget about it...I have too much else to do." I'm obviously not maintaining marathon endurance...or even 5K endurance, at this rate. I'm keeping up with my Jillian Michaels, but I need to get back out on the road, too.

I'm running a local 10K this weekend and then I think it might be time to set my sights on a new running goal, whether it be another race or something for me personally. It's not the right time to start over my 365, but I need something to tide me over until then.

Obviously, just a healthy routine of regular exercise would make sense and all, but I've found, for me, a goal is necessary.

What running/exercise/life goals are y'all working on? Am I the only one that needs a moving target?


  1. Oh no I need goals too!! =) I think it's a healthy thing to have a goal. Next year I've made it a goal to run a 1/2

  2. I absolutely have to sign up for races to keep me going. I find I run so much more during fall and winter and into spring because there are tons of local raced to keep running for. During the summer, when school is out and I'm not working and there aren't many races, is where I really get lazy and not run so much. Good luck with your 10K this weekend!!

  3. Ah yes, that moving target. Mine is life and how am I going to keep this healthy lifestyle? You'll find your carrot at the end of the stick.

  4. Ummm yea. After my first half marathon I didn't run anything more than 2-3 miles for 4 months. FOUR MONTHS! I think that the excitement of completion just makes you want to relax. For a while. The best thing for me was setting my sights on something else. If you have something you're training for then there is pretty much no better encouragement for getting out on the road. Enjoy the time off... then set a new goal!