Happy Spring!

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 race morning.

Matt and I race morning.

Way too much time on my hands.

Way too much time on my hands.

Coaches and I race morning.

Coaches and I race morning.

Photo courtesy of Jon Vizena of Jon Frederick Photography.

Photo courtesy of Jon Vizena of Jon Frederick Photography.

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:

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At Grandma's bake shop, biggest piece of carrot/pineapple/coconut dream cake ever!!!

At Grandma’s bake shop, biggest piece of carrot/pineapple/coconut dream cake ever!!!

View from our hotel room. So awesome. Very quiet, small hotel in Napili. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

View from our hotel room. So awesome. Very quiet, small hotel in Napili. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else!

 

Matt opening our favorite Hawaiin sparkler- Lokelani

Matt opening our favorite Hawaiian sparkler- Lokelani

 

Hiking in Wailuku- SO amazing!

Hiking in Wailuku- SO amazing!

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.

Happy running!!

 

2 Comments

  1. Congrats on a great Boston race! Hawaii sounds like the perfect way to relax post-race and that coconut pineapple cake looks delicious!

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