First off, thank you for all of your well wishes going in to Boston. I ran 2:42, was 22nd and 6th American. Not exactly what I was aiming to run, I was training and ready to run much faster, but we are working together to figure out why it wasn’t my day. I know that I can run better! I am so happy to be back running, healthy, and ready to tackle my next training cycle. I have realized in the last few months, that I need to relax and just let things happen. I need to work hard, but not be such a worry-wort. I put so much pressure on myself that it is suffocating me during my races, so I will be working on relaxing and having more fun with my running. I think that being aware of that character trait in myself will help me not be such a type-A freak- or at least help me recognize it when I get all flustered!
Here a some pics from Boston:
Matt and I went on a vacation to Hawaii after the marathon and everyone there has such a relaxed attitude. I need to be like that! So now, when Matt sees me fretting about something silly, he gives me the ‘hang-loose’ sign, haha! I am also starting to do some yoga. I started during my 2 week downtime and I am hooked! Another sport we tried in Hawaii was stand-up paddle boarding. We both got really in to it, so much so that we have boards on the way to spend the summer discovering the lakes here in Michigan. I am super excited and I think it will help me to have some other activities so that I am not so single-minded on running. Best thing about that is there is actually stand-up paddle boarding YOGA!! That really exists! Check it here: My board is specifically made for that, so I am really looking forward to practicing on the lake. I am so weird, I know.
Here are a few pics from vacay:
We did so much in Maui and had so much fun! The 12 days went by so fast! We can’t wait to go back when I have another two week downtime after a marathon.