I never thought I would compare finishing a marathon to getting married but it seems that I’m answering many of the same questions…
It always seemed like the first question I was asked after we got married are “when are you having kids?”
Now, I guess after completing another major milestone, the same sort of question applies “what’s next?”
The truth is, I don’t really know. It’s weird. I don’t have the marathon blues…maybe that means I didn’t work hard enough. In fact, the word that comes to mind first and foremost is retribution. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with my performance and I thought I wouldn’t want to even think about doing it again but there is a small part of me that thinks…
- 8 weeks may not have been long enough
- I wonder what I could’ve done if I had a longer training cycle
- I probably should’ve done a second 20 mile run
My IT Bands were not my friends and the only thing I can think is that I wasn’t strong enough. So I’m going to turn my attention to building a better base and strengthening my hips and legs.
I have some ideas about possible goals to achieve next season, and experiences I would LOVE to have but I haven’t signed on for anything just yet.