Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Return to Running

Running. I have a love/hate relationship with this sport. Unlike cycling, which has always come naturally and easily to me and my thunder thighs, running always challenges me. Even at the peak of my marathon training when I was in great shape, I was still challenged with every run and every race.

I was fortunate to be able to complete not one, but two marathons before having a baby. I'm not ambitious enough to sign-up for a third at this time, but I know myself well enough to know that unless I have a goal and something to work towards, my runs would be aimless and too easy to skip.

Enter the 3-Sjøersløpet half marathon on November 2! 3-Sjøersløpet means 3-Lakes Race. The course covers parts of Hålandsvatnet, Stokkavatnet, and Mosvatnet (one of our favorites to walk and take Madi to as you can see here).

With the race less than 10 weeks away I've buckled down and started training seriously. I've pulled my old Katy Fit running schedule and started training four-five days a week for the race. Our gym, Elixia, includes daycare and Madi is always an angel for Liz and Migerije and they tell me she's absolutely precious.

Otherwise I am borrowing a jogging stroller from my friend Georgina and taking Madi out to Mosvatnet for a jog or leaving her at home with Daddy to sleep in while I go running.

I am blessed to have an incredibly supportive husband and the resources to be able to train at all. My only goal for the race is to finish. I can look at improving my pace in the next half marathon. :-)

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