May 24: Beyond the Battlefield 10K. I got second in my age group last year. I may be fat and out of shape, but I've got a realistic shot at the top prize. Small races rock!
August 24: Rocketman Triathlon. Olympic distance. Meaning it starts with a mile swim. The upside? A full refund if I chicken out before August 1.
January 10, 2015: Mississippi Blues Marathon. The race director has been kind enough to let me defer my 2013 entry to the 2014 race--which I deferred to 2015. Going to try for one more PR and then hang up the 26.2 shoes for a while.
Two days ago, a warm front had the temperature up to a glorious 55 degrees at 6:00 a.m. A big storm was on the way, but most of it was several hours off. At 5:20, I got a text from my training partner. He told me that it had started raining at his house, approximately 1.5 miles north from where I live. I know that he's not a big fan of running in the rain, so we deferred.
This morning, after having slept eight full uninterrupted hours, I got a text from him that said he was tired and needed more sleep. I could definitely sympathize, as I put him off several times over the past few months for the same exact reason.
The problem is that I have done a bad job of following up on my own. I should have run Thursday, when the temperature was glorious (and where, best as I could tell, there was no rain). I have a YMCA membership, so I can go indoors to run whenever the weather's bad.
I'm a little more than two months away from a half-marathon, and I'm not at all sure I've run 13.1 miles total since New Year's. Time to crank it back up!