Last night I realized that yesterday’s half marathon is my last race of 2011. I don’t know why that makes me so sad, but it does. I guess I have gotten used to having a race to work towards, plus I feel like I had a really good year of running (for once) and I hate to see it go And for some reason I’m not really excited about the 2 races I have planned for next year (?) so far.
In 2011 I ran one Full Marathon, seven Half Marathons and one 10 miler! That’s the most I’ve ever done in one year!!
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The key to getting over post-race blues is to look for a new goals. This does NOT have to be a running goal. You can decide to take up yoga or strength training or golf – just find a way to fill the
void time that running used to take.
But, I’ve also decided to make a few new running goals for myself.
New Running Goals for 2012:
1. Run a 10k and a 5K
My first first race ever was a 10k a million years ago. I’ve never done a legit 5k and haven’t done another 10k since! This year I am going to tackle each of these distances.
2. PR in the Half
This is a very ambitious goal because I had a “all the stars aligned” kind of day on my PR half race. That does not happen often for me, so it will take a lot of work.
But the half is my favorite distance so I don’t mind trying over and over!
I want a good third goal, but can’t decide! Any suggestions?
I’m thinking maybe a new distance or trail running or incorporating cross training that will help?
In other news – I FINALLY went to yoga today!!! I’ve been saying I need to go for months and finally made myself. I always feel so much better after and am glad I went
After class the instructor asked me if I was a runner. I think it’s because my hips are so tight
and I started doing laps around the studio mid-class. BUSTED! She said she could tell right away, not in a bad way but in a “Hey, you’re stiff as a corpse. Come to yoga more often or you’ll break in half” kinda way.
I really want to go once a week for three months to see how it impacts my tightness and flexibility. Plus, she is a really good teacher and doesn’t even stand on me like this guy… (image source)
Ever get the post-race blues?
I get the post-frozen yogurt trip blues too and need to go back the next day to fend off depression. It’s science.