Ummm yeah. Apparently Im struggling with the whole concept of blogging consistently. So of course, it makes perfect sense that just as Im gearing up for the new academic year I suddenly get the itch to blog again. I mean, really Annie? Oh well, it is what it is. And who knows, it might be another three months until I get motivated to post again. Or maybe you will get lucky and it will be three days. Or even better…three hours. I just like to keep people on their toes.
So I will admit I know why there has been such a lapse in blogging for me. I really dont know where I want to go with this. I had a lot of thinking to do this summer, and I think I managed to put a lot of things in perspective for myself. But at the end of the day, I like exercising and eating healthy. And I like talking about it. And I like writing. So, I will continue to blog about it…even if it is inconsistently at times.
But I figured I would do a little updates on my summer fitness activities and goals for the next few weeks/months. Basically, my summer has been focused on getting back into running shape.
I believe that last time I posted I was determined to work on shorter and faster races (5k and 10k). Well somewhere along the line I started playing with the idea of training for a half marathon. I was looking at some races around Niagra Falls, and then my friend informed me that some spots for the Wineglass half marathon were opening up. I had already told her I would go to the race with her (what can I say, she bribed me by promising to go wine tasting), so I figured if I could snag a spot the next morning then I would just chalk it up to fate. And wouldn’t you know it, I got a spot.
Aaaand then a week or two later, I suddenly decided it would be a good idea to do the sprint triathlon on Presque Isle at the end of this month. Never mind that I hadn’t been on my road bike in FIVE YEARS. And had barely been in the pool either. But I went ahead and registered, and spent the past few weeks “training.” And by training I mean swimming once or twice a week, and riding the exact bike course once a week. Ill keep you in suspense about the results until another post since the race was Saturday (although Im well aware that 99% of the people reading this already know how the race went via talking to me or Facebook…but a girl can dream that somewhere in the deep, dark corners of the interwebs there is some reader on the edge of his/her seat waiting to hear about my little sprint tri).
Anyway, since things things tend to come in three’s, I decided to make another impulse registration for another half marathon. I realized that I probably wouldn’t be in good enough shape to do as well as I want in time for Wineglass, and I have wanted to go back and run in Richmond for a long time now. Oh, and I have some friends to catch up with in the area. Yes, apparently knowing I have someone to drink wine with after destroying my body for 13.1 miles can lure me into whipping out my credit card for a registration fee. I never claimed to be rational.
So there is it. I did the sprint tri last weekend, and am going to use Wineglass as a hard training run in October, and hopefully PR in Richmond in November. That is if my IT band decides to cooperate through this whole ordeal. Fingers crossed!!! Lets just say Im pretty happy to be running again 🙂
Well, I guess that is my fitness update for now. Hopefully there will be more to come soon!