The original post-MCM plan was to snatch that 3:35 BQ time this Spring, register for Boston 2013 and check every running-bucket-list box. These muscles had worked so hard, surprised themselves (ahem, me), and I wasn’t going to watch that slip.
Kate and I started looking for races, and couldn’t find one we felt jazzed about. There wasn’t a weekend that worked for both of us, and then we found ourselves coming up with reasons those weekends might not work, or that location might not be easy to get to, or…maybe we just don’t want to train for a Spring race.
Mmhm; the latter became evident pretty quickly.
That’s okay, legs! You worked hard, I can step back. I can see the need for an “off-season”, where we play around at 5Ks and 10-milers and maybe even dabble at a half-marathon PR. I can see a Spring season where we go to yoga instead of on a 6-mile tempo, and don’t worry about missing miles here or there.
Now that I think about it, maybe I don’t want any 26.2s for a while….
Huh? MCM registration opens this week? Wednesday?!! Oh….
Kate actually reminded me that I told her,“Don’t let me sign up for this race again!” – i.e. remind me that this hurt, and it was hard, and I want a little break.
Oh, how quickly we forget that pain. Thanks, endorphins, for covering up those last 6 miles in my head, and choosing to remember exactly how seeing “3:37” felt.
3:00 p.m. EST approached quickly, and I was barely able to sit still in my chair as I waited for the server to cooperate and the “Click here to Register” link to finally take me to the page I wanted to see.
We had a few questions to fill out in the process – first marathon? Nope. First Marine Corps Marathon? Nope….
Expected Finish Time – 3:30
That leaves a lot of work to be done between now and October 28, 2012….
What’s on your fitness bucket-list this year?
Who else will be joining me, and 35,000 other runners for MCM 2012??