Wow! I really can’t believe it has been 6 months since my last post. This was definitely an unplanned hiatus, and I’ve thought about blogging every day since.
I finished the Olympic Triathlon in September and accomplished my goals: to finish, and not be last. It was tough, especially the bike portion, but I am proud to say I am an Olympic Triathlete 🙂 I have since signed up for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 in September.
Hubby and I ran the St. George Marathon in October, and we loved everything about the race. I’m planning to write a race recap soon while the memories are still there — there is so much to share about the vacation! I gave the race my best effort, and came within a minute of my Personal Record (PR). Hubby and I hiked Bryce Canyon and drove through Zion the next day. We enjoyed the area so much we are planning to move there one day!
I continued my training into the fall, with a PR in November at the Stockadeathon 15K. My coach convinced me to drop from the full to the half for the Rehoboth Beach Marathon on December 3 to shoot for a PR, but I did not perform as well as I wanted to. After a slump in December and January, I paced my best friend to a sub-6 hour finish at the Miami Marathon. I had a great time, and was so excited to experience her first marathon with her.
Since Miami, I’ve been unmotivated to do anything. Upcoming races include the NYC Half Marathon coming up in March, the Cherry Blossom 10-miler in April (a bucket list race), and the Steel Rail Marathon in May as my goal race.
Last weekend, I took some time to complete the CE requirements needed to renew my ACE Personal Trainer and Health Coach certifications. Many of the courses I selected focused on sports nutrition and eating for performance. I was fascinated with some of the research, and can’t wait to dig into the nutrition side of things a bit more.
I’m heading out to Las Vegas this weekend for my annual trip with my mom. Four days of rest, running, slot play, a couple shows, and hopefully a massage and yoga class. It’s going to be all about finding my Zen and getting refocused. Goals don’t serve you unless you are motivated to reach them!
How do you get yourself out of a funk when you find yourself temporarily unmotivated?