•”In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
It has been more than a month since my last race. I have not been running much and I cannot remember the last time I went out for a bike ride. I have been busy moving. I am all moved in and I am busy at work. I can’t get over that amazing feeling when you finish a race. There is nothing like it! I want that feeling again. It is so different than going out for a long run or a small tempo.
I wish I could say life is wonderful and I am completely happy! I have a huge amount of confidence and I love the kids I teach…but there are certain aspects in life I am not feeling great about. I hate that the holidays are coming and I do not have Lilly for Thanksgiving. I am supposed to go run a half marathon in Atlanta. I am excited about it but I am not supposed to run. I have bursitis in my knee and piriformis syndrome. However, I wish there was something making me not want to run away and do this race. I have been single for a year and I am ready to not feel so alone…but I guess it is good to just be happy and live life to the fullest…so what is a girl to do? Try to get better even though I have been dealing with this crap for four months and the pain is just as bad? Orrrrrr go run my face off?
I don’t know….so I have a little surprise in store for my readers!!!!!!! I hope you read about what is coming!
Here is my tentative race schedule for next year:
February 22- Lake Effect Half Marathon (Syracuse, NY)
March 7- Chambersburg Half Marathon (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) ?????
March 8- The Ocean’s Run Half Marathon- (South Kingston, Rhode Island)
March 21- Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon – (Sleepy Hollow, NY) ?????
March 22- Syracuse Half Marathon- (syracuse, NY)
May 3- Mountain Goat?
May 16- St. Michael’s Running Festival Half Marathon- (St. Michael’s, Maryland)
Marine Corps Half Marathon May 17
May 24 – Buffalo Full Marathon – (Buffalo, NY)
September 5- Bird in Hand Half Marathon- (Bird in Hand, PA)
September 13- Gulf Beach (Connecticut)
October 26- Marine Corps Marathon
I need another full marathon…I want my Boston Qualifier!!!!!!!!! I hope I can wear my oiselle singlet in Boston!!!!