Happy New Year! Are you ready for a super year? I know that I am!
Well, you know that I have been going to Key West for the last several years (this will be #4) and have planned a Florida race in January or February for as long as I can remember. We leave Wednesday – and I can’t wait. We had snow in Roanoke last night – and in Lewisburg at my Mom’s (where I am today). The high today is supposed to be 15 and the low tonight 4. Yes, I know I’m a wuss – but, I hate this weather. So, I am REALLY looking forward to head south!
Now, regarding the race. Key West has a half marathon and a 5K. If you remember, I’ve been talking about how I keep slipping (not running) and hurting my knee. My knee is doing better and my chiropractor is positive that it is just a tracking issue. (I’ve been doing a variety of exercises 2-3 times a day.) He also said that the half marathon wouldn’t be a problem for me – especially with the shape I’m in.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching. I know that I’m in shape to do the half – but, I’ve decided to go down to the 5K.
There’s a couple of reasons for this. First of all, I’ve decided to take January easy to rest my body and my knee. No runs over 5 miles. It’s hard for me to do this – but, I’m going to make myself take it easy this month.
Second reason. When I run the half marathon, Hubby takes the time I’m gone and goes to Harpoon Harry’s for breakfast. This is a cool pace with good food. So, I’ve decided that I’m going to drop to the 5K, have fun with the shorter race and then join Hubby for breakfast at Harry’s.
As I was debating this decision, I talked it over at length with Hubby. (Always afraid of disappointing him and others). He had some words of wisdom. “Hey, we’re still in Key West. Are we going for just the race – or vacation”. Yep, vacation. Decision made!
Yes, I know that as soon as I can, I’ll sign up for next year. And, next year I’ll do the half marathon again. But, for this year. It’s vacation all the way!