Lat fall after a my third half-marathon of trying to beat 2 hrs and finally beating it i was completely burnt out and had a hard time getting back into the "groove". I decided to take my watch off...my summer and fall had been so consumed with running certain times that i couldn't even go for a 3 mile run without trying to do a 5k race time. So, i took my watch off and decided to run for the love of running and not to beat any times...just to enjoy running for awhile. I did that for about 6 months and loved it!
Not gonna lie, it was hard sometime. I would think, "wonder what pace i'm running right now?" It was extremely refreshing though, i wasn't able to look at my watch every mile and see my pace and feel like i needed to pick it up the next mile.
I have now put the watch back on, couldn't leave it off forever :) I'm wanting some new prs. I would love to get a new pr in the next half-marathon i run in my home town. Who knows if that will happen but i'm training on hills in hopes that running a flat half will feel easier!
I am working on trying some new things for nutrition to help during races...
I registered for a marathon! (the Memphis St Judes marathon) My sister turns 40 the week of this marathon and thought it would be a fantastic way to celebrate her 40th...i couldn't agree more very excited to join her in this! I haven't run a full marathon since 1996, before kids. Looking at some of the long runs looks overwhelming, not gonna pretend it doesn't. I will just keep thinking about how amazing it will feel crossing that line!!