I’ve been pretty AWOL on the blog lately, something I’m not too proud of. I took about a week off after my last half marathon in mid-November and then Thanksgiving came around and I ran a local turkey trot, which went OK (just not race report-worthy). But things went downhill after that. Holidays were coming, so I stopped running everyday because I wanted to make sure I got all my work done before taking some time off around Christmas and New Year’s. But because I didn’t run as consistently in December, I actually sold my race bib for my next race: my 2nd marathon at the end of January. I knew I wouldn’t have been prepared to run a full marathon (half, maybe..) January was pretty much the same story. The good news is that I’ve been biking to work at least once or twice a week in addition to my rare runs. And I just got over a cold/flu but finally got in two consecutive runs in a row, which was quite a feat.
As far as races go, I’m still scheduled to run a 10K in the middle of February. I actually signed up for that race because my brother had been running it for the past couple of years and this will be the first time I ever run in the same race as him (we both ran in high school, but he graduated right after I joined and he was always faster than me). There are a bunch of old high school alumni that will be running it, so it’s a pretty big race. It’s sad because when I registered for this race, I was still in pretty good shape so I felt confident I would run well. Now, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to compete, let alone finish!
My cousin also decided to run his first marathon, so we both signed up for the LA Marathon last week. The day we both registered, there was only about 53 days left until race day. That’s definitely pushing it as far as training time goes, but I think I should be able to at least get into semi-marathon condition. My cousin, who has never even raced a 5K before, will be in for some hurtin’, I just hope he finishes it (which is his goal).
Hopefully, I’ll go back to a more consistent running schedule, get back into the blog again and maybe even start following the other blogs I used to read before too. We’ll see what happens!
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