Dave and I celebrated his 30th birthday in Portland and loved all the great food that was there. When my former coworker told me about the Old Port Half Marathon, I knew it was a great excuse for us to get out there again. The only problem was that I booked my Airbnb and had our plans all ready but upon arrival to pick up our bibs, I realized that I forgot to register Dave and myself for the race!! How could this happen?!
I completely botched my goal of running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon for fun! I really had the best intentions to treat it as a long run because my last few runs had been terrible. But after the first few miles, I was feeling good both mentally and physically and ended up running a minute faster (1:44:17) than Hyannis Half!
Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
I am running the Brooklyn Airbnb Half marathon this Saturday. After running the James Joyce Ramble 10k, I thought I might race the half.
However, I haven’t been able to prioritize running and training as much as I would have typically to actually race this race. I don’t want to share why just yet but it is for an exciting reason. I can divulge that one of the reasons is that I still prioritize classes over running. I sometimes laugh because had you asked me to prioritize classes when I started this blog, I would have looked at you like you were crazy!
My new goal for the Brooklyn Airbnb half marathon is to have fun. I am going to run this as a long run. I am NOT going to let myself try to race this because I know it will end poorly with my hips hating me. After this race, I am going to try to prioritize half marathon training so that I can race the Portland Half Marathon in July. The disclaimer is that if something comes up so that I can’t race it and I just run it for fun–no biggie. I’m just happy that I’m able to run distance again! I still have hip soreness (pretty much every day) but I am able to avoid the stabbing pains I have had in the past. A fellow running club member made me feel better when she said, “Every runner is always going to have aches and pains”.
Although it’s my current dream to Boston Qualify (BQ) at Philly. I know that it is becoming more and more unrealistic and I’m okay with that. I just like the idea of having unrealistic goals to make sure I’m dreaming big. I just have to remember to have the realistic goal in mind too.
Are any of you running Brooklyn Airbnb?
Are you a runner who has everyday runner pains get to you?
I have successfully completed my first half marathon back and of course I start thinking about what is next!
I would love to aim for a full marathon and here is the path that I think that I would like to take to there!
January 24, 2016 – Boston Prep 16-miler
February 14, 2016 – Foxboro 10 Miler
February 28, 2016 – Hyannis Half Marathon
May 1, 2016 – Providence Marathon
August, 2016 – Timberman 70.3
I threw a half Ironman (HIM) on my schedule because I need to prove to myself that I can complete one and feel great. The first and only time I completed a HIM (Pumpkinman) was pretty miserable. I was not trained well enough because I spread myself too thing at work and outside of work. I will hold off on registering for this race but want to keep it on my radar!
Actually, to be honest…I haven’t officially signed up for these races YET, but I plan on doing so in the next few weeks. Here’s my plan for my mindset moving forward with these races…