I feel like there should be some magic dust they sprinkle on you at the finish line of your first marathon that automatically keeps you in shape forever as a reward for the ridiculous amounts of work you just did. But I digress...
I obviously need to get back in shape if I want to start thinking about time goals. I signed up for the Southern Indiana Classic 8K so I could run with a friend who has started running more recently. My mini goal right now is to not hold her back! I would also like to find a 5K sometime soon to establish a baseline (although it scares me to see what my time might be). I also really miss running with Martha and Julie, my marathon training partners! So getting back to running regularly is a top priority.
I do want to run another marathon, but before that I really want to try to go sub-2 in a half. My best time right now is 2:10:32 in the Evansville half last October during marathon training, so I've got quite a ways to go.
I also want to improve my 5K time and get it closer to 25 minutes.
In my non-running life I want to try to severely cut back on my Diet Coke habit (this may be the hardest one of all). I get physically addicted to them and I don't like it. Plus, as a chemist, I shudder to think what all those chemicals might do over the years. I can't say that I will cut them completely, but I would like to go days at a time without one instead of
So I guess overall I just need to get moving! Running regularly is what needs to happen (and has for a whole week and a half) and I think everything else will follow. It usually does.