I’ve teamed up with the Tuesday’s On the Run ladies this week. We’re discussing “the 1 word that describes your running lately”.
I’m going to cheat a little and throw out 2 words that describe my running right now: unfocused and maintaining.
In two weeks, I’ll be running the Darkside Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. I’ve been “half-ready” since Fall of last year while training for the WDW Marathon and Princess Half. But the Darkside is my last scheduled half for a while. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me.
On one hand, I’m excited to run the shorter race distances. But on the other hand, I feel unfocused without a challenging race ahead of me. I’m choosing to take some time off from the longer distances for a bit (more on that later…stay tuned), but I can’t help to feel a little lost without it.
Which brings me to my next word: maintaining.
My new running goal is to just maintain my cardiovascular endurance. It sounds simple, but it’ll be a challenge and a commitment. I plan to hunker down with my training runs and just keep the endurance strong. Speed won’t matter as much to me as I transition to this. Just logging those miles…
I’m sure that I will learn from this period of time in my running where I cut back on the longer race distances and appreciate it. But right now I am hesitant. I can’t lie…I’m also going to miss the thrill of adding a new medal to my collection.
- Have you reflected on your running lately?
- What is the one word you’d use to describe your running?