Sometimes you just need a break. It could be mental or physical burn-out, or maybe life circumstances getting in the way. Deep down you know you’re not ready to hang up your racing flats, but you don’t have anything on your race calendar and you aren’t feeling quite up to write a race in just yet. At the same time, you probably don’t want to label yourself a “hobby jogger” either. So what do you do?
I’m currently in this predicament. Actually, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually trained for something — 16 months since the Olympic Trials Marathon to be exact! From being pregnant, to recovering from having a baby, to now surviving my husband’s deployment while on my own with three kids under the age of five, I know I want to be fast again and get back into racing. And while I’m planning on this happening at some point, I’m not quite ready to train for anything just yet. Why not? Mainly two reasons. Read more >>