Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On the road again

So there were board exams. Then we went back to Wisconsin, and my grand plans of daily runs were thwarted by horseflies. (This sounds like excuses, but it's not, really. The only way I could get out of my mother-in-law's property was to run down a half-mile-long driveway surrounded by forest, and get eaten by horsefiles. I'm just not that hardcore. Sorry.)

Yesterday, it was finally cool enough to have an enjoyable run and it felt SO GOOD! I took it easy on myself, and went back to week 3 of the couch-to-5K plan, because I know I won't hurt myself that way. I could also just listen to my body and figure out when I need to sneak a walk break in there, but it was nice to let go for a bit and just listen to the little voice in my ipod instead. I can tell I've lost a bit, but I know I'll get it back with regular training.

What this means is that I won't be doing the Nike Women's Event. That's ok. Right now I'm vacillating between training on my own, at my own pace and signing up for a 5K, then a 10K, then thinking about a half marathon, versus joining a TIT group to train for one of their winter events. (Probably a half marathon. I want to do a full marathon at some point, but I don't want to push my body too too hard unless I have a good base). I think I will go to a preview party next week to see how I feel about it. The coaching and the team aspect appeal to me, as does the cause, I am still a little wary of the commitment-with-a-C, money and time-wise.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

On the fence

I had a very nice, easy 2 mile run this morning. I still haven't committed to the Nike Women's Marathon (or half) through TIT. Part of me thinks I can't or won't do it. But I know I'm just scared to commit to something so different than anything else I've ever done before. I know I'd do the half, that's more reasonable with the amount of training time that's left. I need to decide this weekend. Also, my physics and radiobiology board exams are this coming Thursday, so you know, this is exactly what I need to be thinking about (insert sarcasm here). Sigh.

But I know I'll kick myself if I don't at least try. In my gut I know I want to.