I keep wanting to write this big long post about how I've been feeling since the race and what my plans are, and then I don't. I'm not sure if it's because I'm unsure of how I feel or there are just too many things flying around in my head to make sense of it all! I've been in a funk, I've been sick, and yet I have been content and happy that spring has arrived, I've been able to run, and to have a new goal (far) in the future to look forward to. How do I make sense of all that? Happy/Sad, Funk/No Funk...running with no pain but still having heel/shoe issues...
I feel a little like a teeter-totter.
I'm not sure I have officially announced yet, but I'm planning to run the Glass Slipper Challenge in February 2015. For those of you that don't know, it's the same Princess Half Marathon I just ran, but it also will include a 10K the day before the half and extra bling for completing that challenge. Not only did I love running at Disney, but this half marathon is at a perfect time for me. It's one of the slowest times of the year for petsitting, so I'm able to get away. Part of my frustration with racing is that I live in a rural area with very few races, most of them 5K's (what's a long distance runner to do?) and I just do not get a day off with my business to drive to the nearest city to do a race. My job demands nearly 365 days a year and getting away has to be planned months in advance. I realized that I will have to plan a year in advance to be able to run half marathons, so what better place than Disney World!
Naturally I have already started planning because if you know me, you know that I live to plan for Disney. This has kept me partially out of a funk. I have been able to run, but not as much as I would like because I cannot seem to kick this hacking cough/cold I have had since the race. Yes, I should see a doctor, spare me. I hear it nearly daily from Rey. It really does seem to be better, it's just slow to go away.
Sooooo...I got rambly there, but I'm thinking no one is surprised by that at this point! I ran 7 miles this week, a 3 miler and a 4 miler. My heel feels a little off, but is not in pain and not hurting when I run. I'm continuing my shoe search, I have sent back two pair already and I'm waiting for my refund so I can send for yet another. I feel a bit like Cinderella. Maybe it's more like the evil stepsisters since the shoes don't actually fit right!
I don't have an actual training plan right now that that feels ok to me but a little strange...I told you I was waffling! So that's where I'm at. Didn't make much sense, right? I told you I had been putting it off because it was all over the place. Yep.
Do you ever feel all over the place? It almost feels a little manic. One minute I'm good and the next I'm wondering what I'm doing. I'm sure it will work itself out, I may need a PLAN. I seem to function best when I have a plan...but I'm kind of enjoying the freedom of no plan?!?!
I told you. I'm all over the place. LOL