Playing Catch-up

OK, I know, I know. I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I last posted either. Life has just been so busy lately! By the time I get home and squeeze in a workout there seems to be barely enough time to relax before going to bed.

I have been really trying to focus back on my running and start to slowly build up my mileage. A couple weeks ago I ran a very strong 10.7 mile long run. Finally having a nice double digit run has made me really start to get excited to start training for something again. It was nice to take a short break and to make sure my legs were feeling good, but I’m looking forward to getting back on a more thought out and consistent schedule.

I’m still trying to decide what my next goal race should be. I’m aiming to do a half marathon for fun in mid-April. But for a goal race, I will either train for a half iron in early June or a marathon in late July. Decisions, decisions…..

On another note, this past Sunday I spectated the Napa Valley Marathon because Ryan was running. I did lots of cheering, and was able to see him 3 times along the course. It was so motivating to watch people finish the race. You could see how emotional finishing a marathon can be! Ryan ended up running a big 13 minute PR! I am so proud of him! He’s still working on trying to improve his marathon time, and is looking forward to another race, but I thought he did really well on this one.


Promise to write again soon — lots of things to update you all on!

How do you choose your goal races? What race is next on your list?What was the last race that you spectated?

5 thoughts on “Playing Catch-up

  1. marathonlar

    Congrats to Ryan!! He looked SOO strong in all the pictures you posted during the race! I’m running the Mini Indy half marathon in Indianapolis in May…I should probably start training for that right? It won’t be a goal race cause I’ll be pacing my two cousins during their first half!!

  2. Kristen

    I completely know the feeling of disappearing from the blogging world for several days. Can I put in my vote for 70.3 Boise in early June? Just saying. πŸ™‚ I bet the Napa Valley Marathon is gorgeous… how could you go wrong in wine country? Congrats to Ryan for a PR! Spectating always motivates me and makes me want to race. Can’t wait to see what you sign up for.

  3. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats

    I was wondering where you have been! I figured you were with job searching and applying!! πŸ™‚
    I love spectating races. The last race i spectated at was (i think) Ironman Lake Tahoe.
    I am so excited for Ryan!! He is going to BQ in no time!!
    I always have races on the books. I am not sure how I pick which ones are big ones and fun ones!! πŸ™‚ I am doing the Shamrock 15k next weekend!! You could do Pac Crest now that you are moving?! Or are you still looking at Folsom?

    1. Kristen L Post author

      I have always had races in the books too, it has been weird to not have anything really planned on! I’m *still* deciding what I want to do!! πŸ™‚


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