It’s been three weeks since I ran my marathon, and I forced myself to do two things over the past few weeks. The first thing was to let my body heal and recover. I had been training hard since January and I never gave my body a break between Medina Half training and Wineglass. I knew that I had been playing with fire going that hard, for that long without cutting back. So I’ve taken time to cut way back on mileage and catch up on things I missed while I was training, like happy hours, sleeping in, and the dvr.
The second thing I did was not let myself register for any races. After running Wineglass, I was an emotional rollercoaster. I wanted to sign up for every race around for redemption including another marathon. But I wouldn’t let myself, both for my sanity and my wallet. Now that I’ve had time to step back, relax, it’s time to re-evaluate and decide what my race schedule will be like over the next two months.
So I’ve collected a list of races that have caught my eye and I can spend the next two months enjoying some time on my feet and maybe even chase down a PR.
November 22nd – Devil Dash 5k
November 23rd – Cleveland West Fall Classic Half Marathon
November 27th – Hinckley Turkey Burner 5k
November 30th – Buckeye Woods 25k/50k
December 6th – Christmas Story 5k/10k
What races will you finish 2015 with? Am I missing any good races around the Cleveland area?
3 thoughts on “What’s Next?”
I’ll probably see you at all of those November races, plus more on my calendar, but then taking December off to heal. You’re smart for allowing yourself that freedom. Great reflection as well … always enjoy reading your posts!
Have you ever done the Turkey Burner 5k? What’s it like – how many people? I am thinking about signing my family up. Love your blog – I am new-ish to Medina and have chosen a few races based on your lists.
I ran the Turkey Burner a few years ago. It was a great race, weather is always unpredictable. It’s family friendly and a great local race to check out!