No Boston Marathon for me.
So I’m not running Boston this year.
You know what?
I am totally okay with it.
I loved running the Boston Marathon the years that I did it but I have been enjoying a shift away from marathon training. Instead of marathon training this year I have been running miles for fun. I have been running when I want to and not when I have to because my marathon training program dictates it. Don’t get me wrong I will get back to more scheduled training at some point but lately that hasn’t been what I want to be doing. This has been a big year of changes for my family. We moved to Hanover, New Hampshire this year which has been fantastic but has also brought a lot of disequilibrium into my life. A new location means a new school for the kids and new routines for me. We’ve been meeting a ton of new people and I have gotten involved in new things like CrossFit which I have to say I absolutely love. The next activity that I am hoping to get involved in is rowing. If you knew me in my 20’s you know that I was obsessed with rowing. It was my life. I was evening a novice collegiate rowing coach for 2 years. I have missed rowing and now we live in a place where rowing is one of the activities that people (not just the college athletes) do. I still have a single rowing shell and now I have an opportunity to get my boat into a boathouse here and to get it out onto the Connecticut River. To say I am excited is an understatement! I will keep you posted as to how everything goes with getting my boat on the water.
As far as running goes I am training for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon (although I have not really been focused yet). I am also hoping to do another Triathlon this summer but haven’t decided which one yet or if it will be a Half Ironman or Olympic Distance. Which would you pick? I am also hoping to do a lot more trail running and racing this year.
Don’t get me wrong a small part of me is sad not to be racing Boston but I have several friends racing so I can live vicariously through them on race day!
What racing and training are you doing this year?