Sore legs, sore hips

I am pretty sore this morning from yesterday’s race.  I suppose it could be worse. but right now I’m sitting on the couch with my feet up rather than walking. 

Honestly I’m not as sore as I’ve been in the past.  I guess the body gets used to that sort of torture…

I’ll write a full recap post of the race in a few days, after I process.  In a nutshell, I feel great about my time and my race.  I met my goal of breaking 2:30, and I almost met my secondary (secret) goal of breaking 2:25.  Knowing how much I would be made at myself if I didn’t make my goal really helped me keep pushing through the pain. 

Another thing that really helped was seeing so many friends along the course!  I knew Chris was going to be at mile 9.5 with some people, and even though that happened really fast it gave me a huge push.  I didn’t appreciate his sign at the time, but he had it displayed when I got home as well.


He said watching was really stressful, because there were SO many people coming by, and they just seemed like a big blur of people.  He said it was starting to give him a headache!  I knew where HE was going to be, though he was on the opposite side of the road (again, too many people to cross!) so when I saw him I headed towards him. 

Anyway, the thing I’m thinking about this morning is first how glad I am I met my goal and how I’m excited to start running for shorter distances for awhile.  But I also signed up for a half marathon on Nov. 6 for the St Louis Track Club.  I signed up a long time ago when the entry fee was something like $25, figuring that was practically worth it for the shirt alone.  I guess I’ll see how I feel.  I think it would be fun to do another one, just for fun, not to worry about time as much, but I’ve been feeling guilty for all my weekend racing.  I keep having to go to bed early, get up early, and then I’m a mess the rest of the day and I feel bad for Chris.  I’ll decide for sure in a week or so.

This is probably crazy (and I read too many blogs, I think) but I saw there is going to be a New Year’s Day 5k/10k.  I will probably have too much going on to do it…(day before my wedding) but then again, maybe I’ll need to work out to relax!  It’s in the back of my mind as an option, and I’d probably encourage my bridesmaids to run with me (at least Leslie and Sarah, who are runners!)  Our rehearsal is at 4 pm that day—I guess it just depends on how much is left to take care of.  I don’t know how many crazy last minute details there will be or if I can get most everything done before guests start to arrive.  (Never had a wedding before!)

What do you think?  Am I crazy to consider another half in two weeks?  Keep in mind, after that, there definitely won’t be another one until April, maybe March.  So I’ll have a long break.

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