2017 is my year. My year to take some time off from running and get my body back to strong and healthy. I realized I’ve never taken an extended break from running and Im at the point where its probably past due. With that being said 2017 running is going to look much different than years past.
Walt Disney World Marathon—already completed
Castaway Cay 5k—in process probably as you read this! No time goals or anything this was just for the bling 🙂
Rodeo Run 10k, March 7(maybe)—I want to run Princess in 2018 (its an anniversary year) and I want to get a sub hour 10k time for good coral placement. I’m writing this before the marathon so that’s why its a maybe. If I think I can recover and get a good time by March then Ill sign up but I wont sign up until I get back from the marathon and have had more time to think about it.
Houston Half, Late October (maybe)—I’m thinking about this race only to see if I can get a sub 2 hour half marathon. This will largely depend on how much time I take off from running and if I can find a better running coach. I’ve done 2:13 so its within the realm of possibility but I don’t know if I will want to train during the summer.
That’s it folks, that’s all she wrote. I have no intention of running any more than these 4 races in 2017. Its an extreme departure from previous years. In 2016 alone I ran 8 races, which in hindsight is probably too many. Se la vie!
Im excited actually to scale things back, sleep in on the weekends, be able to have real weekend plans again. With that being said you might see less running related posts here and that’s just the direction of my life right now buts its not forever. Stick around, the runner rest cycle doesnt last long!
CHIME IN!!! When was the last time you took an extended running break? What race are you looking forward to in 2017? Want to run Princess in 2018 with me?