Not sure what I want to do next. After being bored w/ the marathon I am not sure what will keep me intrigued and give me whatever payoff it is that I am seeking.
The adrenaline and rush used to be my drug of choice... sadly I haven't been feeling it as of late during the races.
Heather is running the Nike Women's Marathon this weekend and I am coaching. I am coaching the first 10 miles which involves making sure the other Team in Training participants are doing alright, see if they need nutrition, motivation, etc. However through some paperwork shuffling, I might have been accidentally signed up to run the race as well. In which case I will start the race w/ the early morning walkers and run to my station w/ my bib on, fulfill my coaching duties and run the rest of the race :).
My thought process is that I will be much more of a help on the actual course than at the finish line cheering for people.
After that, probably a month of laying low, getting fat and keeping up w/ my landscaping accounts. I don't have anyone working for me this year (first time in a long time) and it will take a lot longer to clean up leaves now.
Next year. Well, my thoughts right now are to finally focus and train properly for the five minute mile barrier. I would also like to get a low 17 minute 5k.
I think these are short enough distances that I can focus on them and still do what I want outside of training. As of right now I may be hanging up my triathlon racing attire for a year or so.
Now, if you are a long time follower you know that my plans change every week. However, this is where I am at right now. Totally not feeling the endurance sports vibe. Want to focus on some smaller goals probably next year.
Thanks for reading!