What is happening friends?!
Life has been uh….eventful. 🙂 I have been pretty knee deep in solopreneur status–working hard to keep my clients happy. I have three official full time clients and I’m learning a TON but also having a lot of fun throughout the process.
I’ve also been enjoying this insane weather. I am not opposed to sixty degrees in the middle of February! I even got to take my eldest out for a run last week when they were out of school for winter break. We ran walked 3.3 miles! I was SO impressed with him. He even wanted to keep going!! I stopped right there for fear of wearing him out entirely but it was fun to run with him and enjoy our local park in a new way.
Al Gordon 4M Race
This was my first time running this local Prospect Park race! For the past two years I’ve been in Orlando for the Princess Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge so since I decided to take a break this year, I was home to run this one!
When I arrived to the park (BY CAB THANK YOU VERY MUCH!) It was crazy foggy. I’m talking the type of foggy that comes right out of scary movies! The weather was super manageable, around 45 degrees–way higher than I thought it would be when I purchased the ticket in January! It was very damp however so it felt a lot colder than it actually was.
I picked up my bib and just like that we were off! The four mile route is super familiar to me as I have done many races in Prospect Park. Around mile 2 I wished I had actually brought my gloves, everything else was super warm–including my bare legs–but for some reason my digits would not warm up! So I spent time running and putting my hands in my pockets for warmth.
The only part that I really don’t like about Prospect Park races is the fact that finishers ALWAYS end up exiting the park on the same road we are running to finish. It happened during RNR Brooklyn and it happened again for this race. For the back of the pack it is a bit demoralizing to see every one casually eating bagels and heading to brunch while you are struggling to just finish the last mile strong. Other than that snafu, it was a good race. Happy to be out there with other runners and I had a good time.
Deferring the NYC Half
As a incentive for being a Social Media Ambassador for the NYC Marathon, I was gifted a entry to the NYC Half Marathon. However, my training season has been rocky to say the least. I’ve been running the miles, and I have no doubt that I can finish, but my mental has NOT been there. It’s been an insane few months for my family and to be honest I don’t have the desire or the motivation to run 13.1 miles in 2 weeks.
I had a GREAT time last year and it was such a crazy race (even with my technological difficulties), and I’d love to run it again next year. I know that my mental needs to be there, and it’s not. My next half marathon will be Brooklyn, because I adore that race and it’s hard NOT to run that one so I will focus all of my heart into that race with more than a few smaller races in between.
It feels weird to defer, but it also feels like the absolute right decision.