Marathons in 2012.
I told myself. I told my husband. I was firm. I was resolute. No marathons in 2012. I wanted a more relaxing year.
It is eight days before CIM. I'm in the middle of a taper. I only had to run three miles today. It felt odd to only be out for three miles. Why even bother getting laced up and stuff?
I'm planning on at least three half marathons in 2012: Oakland, SF, and Big Sur. That should be enough to keep me running and sane.
But it doesn't feel like enough. After all these weeks of training (like 30!), I don't know how I can go back to NOT training. But I suppose I can.
I'm flirting with a registering for a very pricey but very scenic 21 miler. I ran it in 2010. I could come back and try to beat my time. And since 21 miles does not equal a marathon, I will be keeping my word. What to do! What to do?