Racing is back!

Hi! How are you? It is great to come back to writing after not visiting this space for a few months. I can’t believe it’s been six months since my last race at Revel Mt. Lemmon, which was also the last time I wrote a blog post!

Revel Mt. Lemmon half

Fall racing is coming up quick and I’m kicking it off with a 5k this weekend at The Santa Rosa Marathon weekend. This race was my first marathon in 2016!

Finish line at my first marathon!

I have been considering what my plans for fall racing were and originally I thought I would race a half marathon again for time, but I think I am going to go for one Fall half marathon just for fun, and focus on CIM for the rest of the year. I’m just mentally not where I thought I would be at this point to jump in to half marathon training with a huge time goal.

CIM 2018

I both love and hate marathon training, and since it’s been a long time since I’ve visited it, it will be interesting to see what that looks like this year. Luckily I have the support of my running club Arete, and appreciate how we all cheer each other on in our running journeys! I also have some great friends who, if I’m lucky, I can enlist to do parts of my long runs with me.

What are you preparing for this fall with your race calendar? Are you ready to return to racing?