As a runner I've found that it's very important to be flexible. Flexible with training, flexible with goals, flexible with your expectations and flexible with your time.
I feel as if I constantly set up training plans that later on get tweaked or completely dropped. This doesn't discourage me very much, because I still manage to run. And that's really all that matters. Over the past few weeks I had been quietly training for a marathon. But tonight I realized that it was time to let that dream go.
I will run another marathon, but it's not going to be this Fall. As much as I wanted to run one, I have such a peace about letting it go. A lot of the reasoning is financial, but another part of it is the time commitment. I know I could run 26.2 miles this October, but it would take a lot from me.
So here's where I excel at being flexible! These next few months are going to be spent working on speed and running for fun. I'm going to run an 8K, a 5K, and then try and PR at the Star City Half-Marathon in November. This feels like the right decision for me, and I'm very excited about it. :)
Here's some mileage I ran in Texas, and tonight's run as well...
Miles this Month: 41