Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's Next?

Well, I've taken the last week off, only running one time since the 1/2 marathon. I ran 5 miles on Thursday. Well, I tried to run last Monday too, but I tried to do it on a treadmill and failed miserably. Thursday's run was really the first time and it felt good to get out, but I waited too long. Then I didn't do anything until yesterday and that wasn't good either. Yesterday I wanted to just crank out three miles, but my foot was hurting me. I did it, but it was rough. I had to stop a few times. I managed to eke it out though.

Normally I don't run two days in a row, but I'm not training for anything yet and it's supposed to rain tomorrow so I cranked out another 3 miles today. Foot felt better today. I only stopped once to give the foot a quick rest. I don't know what's going on with the foot, but I hope it goes away soon. Maybe I should start the strengthening exercises that I was taught in PT...

So, I don't have any plans for any specific races yet. I'll probably do some 5k's in the near future, but nothing specific yet. I'm still trying to debate what my next big thing will be. I'm considering the triathlon I did last year, but swimming was miserable last year and I don't want to do that again. I could do the duathlon version but I feel like a failure if I do that. Then I started thinking about possibly doing a full marathon in the fall... if not then another half marathon in the fall. I'm not sure. I'm tossing ideas around still. I do know I want to keep my mileage up no matter what. I want to be able to just go out and do 10 miles whenever I want. So, right now my plan is to keep mileage up and keep going at it. I'll decide soon enough.