Thursday, January 11, 2018

Back to Training

Ok, so it's been a few months.

I haven't written on the ol' blog since running The Portlands.

I haven't run much since then, either.

Oh, don't worry, I have lots of excuses (for not running).  The biggest excuse being that I'd been training for most of the year to run two marathons in a week.  Then I ran two marathons in a week.  My body was tired.  And so was my will-power.

I ran less than 30 miles in the whole month of November.  All that sleeping in was kind of wonderful.

Randy, the girls and I went to Massachusetts to visit my grandparents the week before Christmas and I found a 5K in Connecticut while we were there, just over an hour away from my grandparents' house.  Since I haven't run a race in CT yet, Randy and I registered.

Let me tell you, all that not-running caught up with me during that 5K.  The hills...yikes.  It was not fun.
We don't have hills like that in Columbus.

Ok, fine. I'll get back to running.  I was beginning to miss my heart rate monitor, anyway.

Want to hear something fun?

The CapCity Half Marathon asked me to help pilot their blogger program called the Voices of CapCity (VOCC)!

I hadn't planned on running any races in 2018.  Randy has a big year coming up for work and I'll have to work all of my running around his crazy schedule.  Not ideal for a strict training plan.

Buuuut....when CapCity calls, I answer.

CapCity was my very first half marathon (7 years ago) and has a special place in my heart.  I'm thrilled to participate in the 15th anniversary of this event.

CapCity 2011
Look how little the ladies were!

If any of you would like to join me for any of the three distances CapCity offers, 5K, Quarter Marathon (6.55mi) or Half Marathon (13.1mi), register now and at check out, enter the code 18VOCCJAMIE to save $10!

See you there!