Tonight, within a time span of 30 seconds, I:
1. turned on the blender with the top not entirely on (this wasn't the first time)
2. had a pot of water and milk boil over, and it went all over the stove top
3. remembered that I had a bottle of wine in the freezer.
I was able to save the wine.
I'm feeling a huge sense of motivation towards my running. I've got 28 miles logged so far this month, and this morning I spent time online looking at various marathons.
Other than Tall Mom's Virtual 10k at the end of this month, my next race is the 10 mile Mountain Goat, on May 2. Training runs start for that on March 20th, and since it's my first time running it, I can't wait. It's a very hilly course, as evidenced by the elevation map above. I'm sure it will be hard, but a good hard.
I feel like I want to keep that training momentum going after the race, in order to tackle a marathon sooner than September. I've looked at different plans, I don't feel like I need to follow a 26 week beginner plan, but an 18 week seems a bit ambitious. My biggest fear is injury. Add in the fact that I'm going to start incorporating speed work into my runs, and all those hills, I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep myself occupied with.
Which brings me back to choosing a 26 mile race, which so far is going to be the Rochester full on September 12. It feels so far away, but in the grand scheme of things, it's probably the best bet. I don't even know how I'm going to physically handle the training, so I think I'm just over thinking and making this more difficult than it needs to be.
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