Things Are Looking Up

I have had a couple good runs since starting back slow this week.  I am itching to get running more but I am intentionally taking it very slow to make sure I don't re-injure anything along the way.

I am excited to get the mileage and training back to where it was but time will bring that soon enough (OK, soon enough may be a bit of an overstatement - I want to be back where I was NOW!)


Of course, I only took 9 days off so I have nothing to complain about.  I am happy to be back out running so soon considering how bad I was hurting those first few days.  Things are definitely looking up and I should be back to where I want to be in just a couple weeks, just in time to try out all the new running gear I am sure to get for Christmas (hint, hint)

I will be back out again in the morning for the third go at it.  I am looking forward once again to some nice 20 degree weather to run in.  I am not sure where this weather came from it seems like just a few days ago that we were sweating and hoping for a breeze.

I have been reading a lot of bloggers talking about their 2011 race schedule lately and I realized I really haven't thought much about it.  I would like to run at least a couple marathons, a couple half marathons (one of which I hopefully can run with my daughters) and some 10k's and 5k's around town.  I have some standing shorter races like the Saratoga 5k Fun Run in April, and the Peachtree Road Race in July.

I am still trying to decide on the marathon(s).  I have thought about running the Publix Georgia Marathon on March 20th since it is close to home, however I am not sure I can swing the cost at this time.  Of course there may be opportunities that come up to take care of that so I am not completely counting it out at this time.  I already have a couple fall marathons to fall back on but I am interested to see what else it out there so I am up for suggestions, even if they are not in Georgia.

Do you have any suggestions as far as marathons or half marathons go?  What races of any distance do you have on your schedule?

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10 comments:

  1. Great to see the title of this post! You are doing things right. Don't rush it, you'll be back to normal soon. I must still post about my 2011 schedule as well. My race schedule is complete up to 2013 and some goals in 2014 already...crazy, but it keeps me going. Have wonderful weekend!

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  2. Johann, Thanks! I would love to one day run a race over there in South Africa. I have seen and heard that it is beautiful and I kinda have a connection with SA since I was born there. I was born in Vryheid Natal. We also lived in Johannesburg where I see you are from. I haven't been there since I was 5 so I really don't know anything about it. I will just live vicariously through you for now :)

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  3. Aw, I'm so glad to see you are back out there running and feeling good.

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  4. I was just wondering if you've ever done the Marathon there - and then you mentioned it. I have done the half there the past three years (back in the day when it was the ING marathon) as I have friends nearby and like to use that race for whatever April marathon I do (tho that's a big if for 2011). I have contemplated doing the full for training (ONLY) but still on the fence. Damn heel just won't let me progress too much right now. Would be cool to meet you if I made it there.

    I know what you mean about wanting training back where it was NOW too... :)
    We'll get there, right??

    Have a great weekend!!

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  5. I agree with some of the other comments here. I took about the same amount of time off after my last marathon. You are taking the right approach and it won't be long before you are back to where you were.

    Good luck with your 2011 plans.

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  6. Thanks Tricia and Patrick! Jill - I haven't done the Georgia (ING) Marathon yet. I was going to do it in 2009 but broke my collar bone in 2008 (in a 5k!) and lost 8 months of running so was completely starting over in January of 2009 which didn't give me enough time. I did end up volunteering at the mile 18 water stop that year though :)

    Hope your heel heals :) quickly, and if you do happen to make it make sure I am aware. I will probably be running it, and if not I will probably volunteer.

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  7. I was just wondering if you've ever done the Marathon there - and then you mentioned it. I have done the half there the past three years (back in the day when it was the ING marathon) as I have friends nearby and like to use that race for whatever April marathon I do (tho that's a big if for 2011). I have contemplated doing the full for training (ONLY) but still on the fence. Damn heel just won't let me progress too much right now. Would be cool to meet you if I made it there.

    I know what you mean about wanting training back where it was NOW too... :)
    We'll get there, right??

    Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Johann, Thanks! I would love to one day run a race over there in South Africa. I have seen and heard that it is beautiful and I kinda have a connection with SA since I was born there. I was born in Vryheid Natal. We also lived in Johannesburg where I see you are from. I haven't been there since I was 5 so I really don't know anything about it. I will just live vicariously through you for now :)

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