What are you training for?
It is sort of a strange position to be in, it’s not something I’m used to. There’s always a plan, a goal, for as long as I can remember. People ask me “when’s your next race?” or “what are you training for?” and my answer is that I’m not signed up for any races. In fact, I’m not even planning on signing up for anything; right now there’s nothing on my radar or even remotely close to my radar. It’s quite strange, because I’m always training for a race whether it’s a month away or six months away.
I was thinking I’d just do races for fun instead of “racing” them, so there would be less pressure (self-induced of course). I looked at Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC as it’s a race I’ve always wanted to do and thought that could be fun reason to go to Charleston. When I read their website, it stated all participants must have proof of vaccination, for an OUTDOOR event!! I refuse to give money to a race that has that kind of requirement, even if they change their mind months down the road, there is no way I want to support that kind of organization. But I digress…..
So as of now I’m focusing on lifting weights, doing yoga, occasional short runs, occasional mountain biking and going on walks with my puppy. I’m taking the time to train her to walk properly by my side (LOL, we need more work on this one). My knees have been super sore lately, which has been part of my lack of desire to run. Just last week I tried something new, a new kind of therapy by a sports chiropractor friend of mine, and if it helps, I’ll let you know. He (and others) swears by it, stating that it has the potential to eliminate my knee pain and allow my body to heal. For now, I’ll keep you in suspense, so pay attention to this blog in the next 2-4 weeks to see my report on what I’m doing and if it helps.
In the meantime, I’ll keep enjoying my down time and will continue to seek out a new goal and will continue to stay fit, even if it’s not as fit as I normally am. Maybe my body just needed this rest however I’m getting a bit antsy …. so stayed tuned. I’ll let you know how my knees do and if I end up signing up for another race someday.