I am long overdue for a post. I know I said once I graduate, I will have more time to write but recently life has gotten in the way of that. Not going to lie, there has been plenty of days in the past few weeks where all I want to do is sit and watch TV and do nothing else. I have to give the brain a rest from time to time.
I just want to say, I think 2019 is off to a great start when it comes to my training. I have been running consistently every week to prepare for upcoming races. I have changed the way I train and so far the hard work is showing. It may not show in big ways when it comes to races, but I can see the improvements. The reason I named this post, Don’t Stop Believing, is because that is the song that pops into my head when I run. I sing it over and over again while I run to force myself to keep going. I’m not going to say much about how I am training or my training times but I think by the end of March, I should have met my goal on a 5K. The big thing right now is trying not to get hurt or sick. I am doing everything I can to prevent either of those things from happening.
Speaking of races, we have been on a rocky start for January. Don’t get me wrong, all of the races we have run so far have been great races but they are not what I want for good clock times. We ran a race on January 1st in Cumming and the description for the course said flat and fast. It was the hilliest flat course I have ever ran. The weekend after that I knew the course was going to be hilly so I signed up for the 8K to get in a few extra miles since I wouldn’t have a good time on the 5K. Two weekends ago I finally got to run on the Atlanta Beltline again. The Beltline is one of the best things to be designed in Atlanta. Once you get on the Beltline, the entire pathway is flat. They are not completely done with the Beltline but what’s there so far is awesome! Along the Beltline are restaurants, the Ponce City Market, breweries and high end apartments. It’s a great up and coming area. This past weekend we ran the Chilly Willy half marathon and 10K in Sugar Hill. I once again chose the longer distance because I knew the course was hard. I placed third in my age group which is unusual for races near Atlanta.
I have some pretty cool races coming up in the next few weeks. I am no longer going to post where I am racing at from now on so if you want to know please just message me.
These days I may just pop up wherever so I hope to see you all out on the road soon!