I thought I’d plan to do a half marathon in December and get back on track that way, but I procrastinated signing up, slacked off training, and the race day came and went.
I have verbally committed to doing a half marathon on February 2, and a burst of motivation plus my husband’s plans to be in BR the weekend of January 18-19 have spurred me on to also do the Louisiana Half Marathon Jan. 19. If I have to walk some of it, I don’t care – I will do it and I will finish and I will love it.
I want to start 2014 off on a completely different foot in order to set the tone for what I hope will be a much more active year.
Despite the fact that running options here are still limited, and despite the fact that I still love reading and laying in bed more than being vertical, I want to get back to where I was before – running makes me feel accomplished and clears my mind and relinquishes some of my stress. It is something I have that I should do while I can – you never know when you won’t be able to run anymore due to bad knees or sickness or whoever knows what else. I’ve wasted a year and don’t want to waste any more time.
My year off of running is over.