Oh jeez – I can’t believe that it is Passover/Easter this weekend! Where does the time go? My month has been insanely busy, and I can’t believe Boston is in about two weeks. Oy vey. Here are my “runfessions” that I want to get out off my chest to end the month, and hopefully start April off a bit better for me.
I runfess training for Boston has not be a priority in my life
Sometimes you kill training – sometimes, not so much. This month has been absolutely craziness for me. My husband and I found a house we absolutely loved and are in the process of closing on it. I also started a new job in early February, which has taken its toll on me as well. Training for yet another marathon just has not been the priority in my life.
I runfess I need a break from marathons
Besides the 101 things going on in my life, another piece of the puzzle is that I am just NOT enjoying these long runs lately. Going out the door to run for the next 3+ hours has just not been exciting for me, but a source of dread. While I still love running, I think I am just feeling burnt out jumping from Philly Marathon, to the Dopey Challenge, right back into Boston. I just need a break from super long runs, I think! I hope by the time fall rolls around, I will feel more refreshed and ready to take on the New York Marathon.
I runfess I cannot wait for triathlon season
On the heels of being burnt out from long distance, I think I am ready to run a little less and swim and bike more! Every time I see photos on Instagram with other triathletes on their bikes, I get serious FOMO. Swimming – eh, not so much – but I know it is good for me. After all, you can’t swim-bike-run if you don’t swim!
I runfess my diet needs serious help
With the craziness of my life, my diet has slipped into some serious bad habits again. I am hoping after Boston I will have a more time and I can try and refocus. After all, tri season is coming up, and those suits are SO not forgiving.
I runfess my pace has gotten considerably slower
Due to all the reasons above – training not being a top priority, myself being spread a little too thin (and seriously stressed), and my diet being out of whack, my pace has currently slowed down from where I was when I finished Dopey in January. Fitness ebbs and flows, so I am trying not to beat myself up for it. In the past two years, I have come out triathlon season as a stronger and faster runner, so I am hoping the same thing happens this year, too!