Seasons change and so did I
I signed up for the Oasis Zoo Run which also serves as the Canadian 10km road championships. The race is on September 22nd which is, in all honesty, a few weeks earlier than I want to race. One of the reasons I decided to give a go at the Zoo Run is to focus on a short-term goal. The Olympics can leave some athletes in a funk for a while because they are a big focal point. Not having the Olympic result I thought I was capable of at the Olympics makes me want to get back on the horse that much quicker.
I told myself I wasn’t going to run again until I felt like running with a minimum of 10 days off after the marathon. I felt like running after one week but I waited the extra few days. And then I told myself I had to wait at least three weeks before I did my first workout or double day. Three weeks happened today but I didn’t feel like doing a workout, so I’ll wait a couple more days and then see how I feel. The last two days I’ve actually felt pretty good, even had a little pep in my stride again.
After the Zoo Run I will start to train for real. Oh yeah, that was another comeback plan I made, not to push too hard for 6 weeks after the marathon. I’m not sure exactly what races I’ll do this fall as I’m currently working that out with my agent, Chris Layne but I’m pretty excited about the possibilities. I’m also hashing out my next marathon which will most likely happen next April.
Actually I forgot, I already did a race. When I started back running I began with 6km and increased by 2km each day. A few of my friends were running a 10km on my third day back so I jumped in with them.
Other than that I’ve been getting to some things I’ve put off for a very long time, like cleaning out the attic where my parents have lived for 36 years.
Here’s my walkman I used to rock out to in the early 90’s with my custom PowerBar sticker job! Bye-bye…