The last two months have been dedicated to recharging my mental batteries and giving my body lots of active rest. This has included a 32 day running streak, but nothing over 13 miles, and quite a bit of weight lifting and core work. Nothing seems to get me going like creating an online challenge at Trifuel. If I don't do my workout I can't post. That would make me feel like a complete slacker.
I also spent 3 weeks training some of my former middle school runners as they tried to qualify for the Foot locker National CC Championship. It was great but it also hurts. Great to be with them, because they are the greatest kids in the world. They have old school attitudes and work ethics. It hurts because they want me to be their head coach so badly and I can't do it. Family has to come first for me. It sounds simple but isn't. I know I am doing the right thing by my children and that has to be enough.
Now I am on to the 31 days of cycling challenge. All of it will probably be on the trainer. I hate the trainer but hope to change that soon. January starts Boston training. I am still up in the air about how I want to approach that. Part of me wants to go for a PR and part of me wants to cruise and have a good time. I am also undecided about my marathon future. Do I keep doing Boston if I continue to qualify? There are not many spring marathons that are on my must do list. Do I try an ultra? I still can't wrap my head around that idea. Maybe 30 miles,, but not 50.