I haven’t posted on here for a bit because I kind of been struggling on what to write. Right now, my runs are all in the basement on the treadmill. Pretty boring. Nothing too exciting goes on down there except when The Husband accidentally shuts the light off and I almost kill myself trying to yell at him and not fall off the treadmill at the same time. Funny how I automatically lose my balance in pitch black darkness.
Last night after the baby was in bed, I had a nice long talk with The Husband about all kinds of stuff. Just a nice conversation where we talked about everything and nothing. It was such a nice change of pace since our topics of conversation is usually Baby this and Baby that. He asked me lots of questions about my running and it felt really good to stop, think about, and discuss my running with him.
One of his questions to me was “How far do you want to take your running – what is your ultimate goal?” It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for the last couple of weeks. I’ll be ending Week 7 and starting Week 8 of my 9 week training program. What should I do after I complete the program? Do I start increasing my mileage? Do I work on speed? So while thinking about the answer, I realized that I don’t want to be a Marathoner. I don’t think I have the attention span for that. What I really think I want to do is focus on short distance running. Run really great, quality 5ks and some 4 milers. Maybe having an ultimate goal of doing a 10k. I don’t want to put a time line on it. I just want to break off little pieces as I go. For some reason saying all this out loud made me feel energized about my running…and proud. Sometimes I wish I was running 6 miles at once RIGHT. NOW. I know the distance that I run currently some runners can do in their sleep. That’s ok. I have to realize that they had to work at it too. Sometimes I lose sight of that. So, allow me to pat myself om the back for a sec, because right now, running two miles is pretty effing huge for me. For me, a mile ran is a mileWON.