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Hard Choices... and a new goal!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The last time I was posting I was getting ready to run my fifth half marathon during Thanksgiving week. Well, that fell apart when, just two days before the race, my husband called me and said he had to work Thanksgiving week so we wouldn't be heading to Oklahoma, and my race, after all.

I was so disappointed! I had trained HARD and was ready for the race! I started looking around for another race to do that week.. and found one! In Galveston which is about 1.5 hours away. Hmmm... but, the course is out & back, out & back... you run the same area FOUR times! Yikes! But, still... it's a race... and I'm ready...

But, as I looked at Moody Gardens (where it starts) I saw that on Saturday nights they had snow tubing. WOW!!! Sounds FUN! So, I made the hard choice... and took my daughter for a few days to Gavleston where we went snow tubing, visited the aquarium, saw a movie, played on the beach (in the 70s!), and had lots of fun at the new theme park. What fun!!!

I got home... and just didn't feel like running. It's now been three weeks... and I STILL don't feel like running. emoticon It's so hard to train and run those kind of miles building up to the big RACE.... and then not race. emoticon

So, what am I doing? Well, I'm till going to physical therapy twice a week for my lower back and my left shoulder, and that's quite a workout! Yesterday, I tried yoga for the first time. It was pretty good! But, the big thing... I'm CYCLING! emoticon

I've now went on 'long' rides for 4 of the past 5 weeks (we skipped Thanksgiving week). It's a new group that has spun off our running group and we are having fun!

My miles? 12 miles, 15, 15, & today... 20!

My goal? a CENTURY ride in 2012!!!

I haven't been to spinning since Thanksgiving, either, but I was doing that once a week. So, my plan is to start riding & spinning at LEAST 3x per week... and trying to run some again, too. And, continue with my therapy, stretching, & strenght training. I'm excited! But, I've got to put in the work to make this happen.
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BUTTERFLY-1976 12/5/2012 3:08PM

    Great Goal for 2013!!!

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CH0718 12/5/2012 12:54PM

    Sounds like your trip to Galveston was fun, even if you didn't race. Glad to see you are back on track.

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BILL60 12/5/2012 9:08AM

    Sounds great. I recommend the Katy Flatlands 100 century ride. It's in late July and flat as a pancake. Good luck!!

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MNNICE 12/4/2012 7:16PM

    You didn't let the disappointment keep you down for long! Way to get back with it and set a new goal!

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GREENGENES 12/4/2012 6:43PM

    Sounds like a great time with your daughter. Missing the race may have set you back but it looks like you are back on track.

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TESS504 12/4/2012 5:51PM

    I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed Galveston; Moody Gardens I hear is such a nice place.

Sorry to hear about your race. emoticon

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JLITT62 12/4/2012 4:51PM

    I really enjoyed Galveston when I lived in Austin - we went several times. I understand your disappointment, having had to walk my HM to support my buddy - but at least that was my decision.

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RJSAMS 12/4/2012 2:43PM

    Way to turn a disappointment into a great experience.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 12/4/2012 2:12PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun and should keep you going!

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EMFRAPPIER 12/4/2012 2:10PM

    Sounds like a great goal!!!!

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