So after writing about how I am trying to look past all the chaos in my life and “Embrace the Happy” I am focusing a lot on doing just that.
Things have been really crazy busy in my schedule with a full time job, night class, and then squeezing in lots of extra PT appointments. During the week I have absolutely no relaxation time and am sleeping less than the 7 hours I try to get every night. However, instead of being all grumpy about this I am embracing the happy by realizing that things will calm down for me very soon. I can make it!
The Countdown is ON:
– Only 2 days till the weekend (relaxing night celebrating C’s brand new house with a movie and pizza!)
– 12 more night classes (6 weeks) until FREEDOM!
– Only 13 work days until Election Day which means I get a day off!
– Then 22 work days until Thanksgiving break & 41 until Christmas break which means lots of extra time to catch up on all the things I’ve been too busy to do (clean) and also to relax/sleep.
*Totally doable right!?! Woohoo! (Smile)*
I’ve also been stressing a ton about the races I have coming up and how those will work out with my current injury. (I haven’t run in 48 days, but it’s not like I am counting. You know, because that’d be weird. Right?!?) So while I was counting down until my life mellows a bit I decided to figure out exactly how long I have to prepare.
Running for Broke:
– 11 days until Marine Corp Marathon – Not going to happen, deferred until next year.
– 52 days until the Kiawah Island Half – Going from 0 to 13.1 in less than 2 months…. uggghhhh…..
– 95 days until the Charleston Half – This seems way more possible.
– 131 days until the RnR New Orleans Full – I feel like I will need to be running again soon so I have almost 4 months to go from zero to marathon. It may not be the PR I want since I am starting from scratch and may only end up with like 3 months to train, but finishing after all this would be huge.
*Seeing this makes me realize that while my goals may change the races still may be possible. I had hoped run a sub 2 half at Kiawah, but now hope to just be running again by then so I can run a bit then walk the rest in order to finish. I am hoping for a sub 2hr Charleston finish still because I am stubborn. However, depending on when I start training and how long I have to go from nothing to marathon my PR goal in New Orleans may be changed to a goal of just finishing.*
Are you counting down to any races, days of work, holidays, etc?