It’s been a week since I ran The Hapalua Half Marathon. I decided to take a full week off. Actually, it wasn’t planned. I was going to take two days off, then start running again. Then I got sick, and decided, what the hell, I may as well give myself a full week off to completely rest and start fresh.
I haven’t been doing nothing – I’ve been surfing quite a bit. I was talking to my husband about surfing, and sometimes I think – Oh my gosh, I’ve been so lazy today, I haven’t done anything. Then I realize I have gone for a 2 hour surf. And surfing can be intense. If anyone has ever even had a surf lesson, you’ll know what I mean. Put yourself on a shorter board, and that intensity goes up! Just because it isn’t your typical ‘mainstream’ activity, and it looks like a lot of run (it is, it is so much fun) doesn’t mean it’s not doing anything for your health. I just wish I could be a faster runner from the amount I surf!
Anyway, the Hapalua was a great race. It definitely was another lesson in getting more mileage in. Right from the start I didn’t feel ready. At the start line I didn’t feel that excited nervous I usually do before a race. It was more of a, oh my gosh, I have to run 13.1 miles, kind of dreaded feeling. I know it’s because I didn’t run more than 10 or 11 miles during training. At least I know this is where my (biggest) downfall is.
It’s Boston weekend too. That gets me so excited. I love seeing everyones photos about the race. I never thought I’d even dream of running it, I haven’t even ran a sub 4 marathon… But I now have that dream… One day, I’ll get to you. (I think when I’m in my 40’s my BQ gets up to 3:55 – maybe then!)
A bit of a mish-mash post. I’ll post again with my next plan – which I’ll be figuring out today!