So, apparently Matt and I hibernate in the winter…We just couldn’t force ourselves to get out there and run in the dark after work. We tried to get up early and go run before work, but we have to get up so early that it is still dark anyway. Also, since it gets dark earlier, the park is closed at night, and it doesn’t open early enough for us to run in it if we would run before work. Matt and I have decided that we might have to suck it up and get gym memberships next winter, so that we don’t just stop running completely again. I can’t wait until the time change and the longer days. Sure, it will be warmer, but I’m okay with that.
I haven’t looked at my own blog in so long that I just realized I have to update the header. The WDW Marathon has come and gone, so it is time to look forward to something new. I don’t know what that is yet, though. It won’t be another marathon or any challenge including one. At least not for the foreseeable future. I had an amazing time during the marathon. I smiled the whole way through even though the end was rough, but I wouldn’t want to go in so undertrained ever again. It is definitely the training that makes me want to steer clear of marathons for a while. Half marathons are perfect for us, and a ten or thirteen mile training run on a Saturday isn’t so bad, but anything further just takes up too much time.
This weekend has been a good one. Last weekend we went get new running shoes, so we took them out for a test run on Saturday. It was fun to get out there for a run that morning. We followed that up by catching a parade with some of our favorite people and then went on to have a full day of fun with them.
I told Matt that I planned to get up on Sunday morning and do yoga for the first time in forever. I thought that plan was derailed when we didn’t get home until around 1:30 am, but my internal alarm clock didn’t let me down. I still woke up at 7:00 am, and I decided to stick with my plan to start my morning with some yoga. It had been so long since I did any exercise at home, that I had to go on a hunt for about five minutes to find my mat, but I wasn’t going to let that deter me either. I feel great after stretching my poor, stiff muscles.
So, between Saturday and Sunday I have exercised more than I have in the past month! March is off to a good start, and I hope it continues this way.
Matt and I have three races planned during March and April:
3/8 – Shamrockin’ Run 8k (New Orleans)
4/5 – Lincoln Presidential Half (Springfield, IL)
4/19 – Crescent City Classic 10k (New Orleans)