On Sunday, after not having done a run longer than three miles in more than a month, I ran 5.5 miles and somehow survived.
The last time I think I have run that far was when I was still in Worcester, and I was running around six miles for a long run. In fact, I just looked on Twitter and as I suspected, the last time I had a long run was on May 25.
For months now, I’ve been eying (side note: I thought this was spelled eyeing, but apparently it’s not) a half-marathon that is supposed to take place in October. Back in February, I was so close to signing up for a half marathon and was doing so well in my training. I was up to seven miles at an 8:40 (fast for me) pace.
Unfortunately, days after completing this long run, I got into a pretty bad car accident. While I was okay aside from a few scrapes and bruises (and a totaled car), I wasn’t allowed to work out for a little over a week and when I got back into it, I was supposed to take it easy. This, combined with the fact that I became significantly depressed about everything that had happened, left me completely unmotivated. It also left me feeling like I could never get back to where I was.
In the end, the half marathon I had initially though about was cancelled due to a lack of participation, but I knew I would still want to complete one eventually.
I’ve been looking at the Amica Half in Newport, Rhode Island.
So. Should I do it? I haven’t signed up yet and I think my plan is to see how training goes and as it gets closer, if I feel confident, I will sign up. I know this is backwards from what most people do but for me, I feel like it may work, as I will not get discouraged and I won’t have the pressure of failing to think about. Instead, it will be something to work toward and if training goes well, I will be able to confidently sign up.
Anyway, I was just throwing it out there, perhaps for some accountability.
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday…two more days til a holiday weekend!