If you haven’t noticed lately, my workouts are just not what they used to be and while I knew this would happen it doesn’t negate the fact that I have a lot of pent up energy. So I’ve been using my displaced energy to do some nesting.
But I have to admit that I’ve also been secretly planning my return to running and hopefully triathlon. Reading about every one’s spring races, and training plans has been inspiring to say the least. I miss it and at this point, the excitement of getting back at it is driving me batty!
I have been planning my “comeback” (if you want to call it that) and while I won’t do anything till I have the doctor’s go ahead, I will comeback strong! I’ve already got a couple races on the books!
I’ve already registered for the Rock’n’Roll here in St. Louis in October, and I’m really wanting to do another Rock’n’Roll and Chicago is looking like a possible candidate. I mean, check out the hardware you get for doing multiple Rock’n’Rolls.
I would also love to get in a sprint triathlon or two. I miss it all and I know this might all look a little ambitious but one thing that is definitely trying to get worked into the schedule is another partnership with Nuun.
This year, my husband and I are trading weekend trips. He’s headed to Chicago for a bachelor party, and I’ll be headed to New York for Ragnar Adirondacks to run with Nuun and some of my fellow Ambassadors!
Last year I was fortunate enough to get to run Hood to Coast and it was an experience of a lifetime so to get to run again for Nuun on the other side of the country is beyond exciting.
It should be interesting. Having a 6 month old will present challenges (i.e. breastfeeding, etc) but hopefully it will all workout.
I’ve also thought about hiring a virtual run coach to help me plan it all in a way that makes sense and could help me pick up a little speed.
So maybe all this daydreaming is causing all the excess energy to build up again but I can’t help it! Running is exciting and I can’t wait to get back into the thick of it!
Do you have a running coach? How did you plan you race season? What obstacles have you had to overcome to keep running?