It occurred to me during this past week that as much as I love the Twin Cities Marathon, I don't know if I will run it again. The training cycle is just too crazy for me. Summer is just too unpredictable for scheduling and I do not do well with training in the heat. I have run it twice, dropped out once, and did not even make it to the starting line a couple of times. My attempts at this race have been half-assed, I have never been fully trained for it. Truth of the matter is, I love my
This year also brought on some additional challenges for training such as extreme anemia, juggling schedules of three very active kids, looking to transition into a new career, and dealing with Chubby Hubby's new status of being unemployed. Needless to say, this impacted my running huge this Summer. There were too many uncertainties that were stressing me out and I am not one that can run to get sane. Ultimately the ankle/Achilles thing took me out of the race but with all of the other things behind it, my heart was not in it.
I don't really have much going forward. I will be running the Monster Dash on October 29th. It is a 5K and I my only goal is to run the entire thing. From that point, I will play it by ear with different races.