Since I'm being a self proclaimed lazy ass since the marathon, I havent had a whole lot of training stuff to post about. So I figured maybe it would be a good time to remind myself of exactly why I DO train. Here are my reasons, in no particular order:
1. As I was reminded by reading Meg's blog this morning, I dropped close to $500 registering for IMFL. Not to mention the non-refundable $200 deposit I've paid on the condo.
2. It keeps me from getting fat and allows me to eat my much loved Mexican food. (except not the night before a long workout. Mexican food + long workout = bad idea)
3. It's fun.
4. It keeps me from getting bored. I can always go out for a ride or run. Lately I've been going with the "sit on the couch" option more often than not, but it's always there when I want it.
5. Keeps me healthy.
6. It allows me to meet some great people that I wouldnt have met otherwise.
7. I cant imagine NOT doing it. What would I do if I didnt have a race to look forward to? Even when it's December and my next race isn't until May, it's still there for me to look forward to.
Now that the weather is finally starting to turn warmer and cooperate more, and I'm fully recovered from Lincoln, and I've gotten the first tri of the season under my belt, I'm feeling more motivated. Nevermind the fact that IMFL is 154 days away. Yikes! I've got my 20 week training plan set up, which starts in 2 weeks, and the summer/fall session of Runners Edge gets going in 3 weeks. So I'm starting to get revved back up again. Lincoln was a huge race for me, so the build up was pretty intense. I was in desparate need of a break, just a few weeks where I didnt HAVE to go run. Because I was starting to get to the point where it was feeling like a chore. Now I'm about ready to get back into it full steam ahead feeling nice and refreshed.