Happy Weekend! Is everyone excited about it being Saturday as I am? Despite working this morning, I’ll be off early afternoon and then I get Sunday off so it’s going to be glorious. I’ll be sure of it, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 😉
Anyway, upon completing my 1/2 marathon (and even before crossing the finish line), I’ve been asked several times about what’s next? Will I try for a full marathon? Will I push for a triathlon? Am I working towards something more?
I know many of these questions have been half joking, half serious, some maybe even totally joking, but it brings up a good question…
What is next?
And honestly, I don’t have the answer.
To many the next logical step would be to work towards the full marathon and maybe someday I will, we’ll see. But for now, that’s not my goal.
You see, earlier this year I made a goal: run a race a month in 2013 and so far I’ve run a race in January, February, March and April. I have a few others scheduled out later this year and I have some months I’m still working out. (Have a race you want me to run? Check out this page.)
Part of the reason for this goal was to stay in my best running shape all year. Part was to constantly keep me working towards something. Part was just to challenge myself with something I’ve never done before.
That doesn’t mean the full marathon is out of the question but for now I’m holding off. I’d like to run another 1/2 before I pursue the full. And since my life is in a bit of an in-between, I don’t feel comfortable committing to something that I’m not sure I can see all the way through, and knowing myself, I’m not sure I’d be able to admit further down the road that I couldn’t see it through.
So back to the question, what’s next?
I’m going to keep pushing for a race a month (of varying distances) and focus back on strength training since they fell to the wayside the last couple weeks. I’ve been thinking I’d loosely follow the LiveFit training program again since I loved it so much when I did it last year.
Since I’m trying to stay in running shape, I’m going to continue some cardio through the first phase (which is usually discouraged) but make sure I’m really focusing in on the strength side of things.
I’ll keep you all updated as things progress and change. 🙂
How about you? Are you working towards any fitness goals right now?
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