Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sitting Out Race Season

For the first time in a long time, I only have one race on the schedule. After the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler on September 29, my race calendar is empty. Last year at this time, I had a half marathon and a full marathon on the schedule. I keep seeing people blog about fall race plans and it makes me a little sad I don't really have any.

To make me more antsy, I finally got back into a running routine this week and I am getting my stride back. I had two short runs during the week and a 6-miler on Saturday. They were all ridiculously slow, but I am less worried that I am going to die during the 10 miler.

At this point I have no idea what the fall will hold. There are a number of races I would like to do, but I it will be last minute registrations. I plan on running a couple times during the week and then doing some longer runs on the weekend, but nothing over 8 or 10 miles.

We are still trying to start a family this fall and hoping things go better this time. There is nothing that suggests that running had anything to do with my miscarriage, but it still makes me nervous. Then again, there are lots of things that make me nervous now. I have not decided , but I am thinking that once I get pregnant again, I will stop running for a while. Walking, swimming and yoga will be my exercise. I will talk to my doctor and go from there.

For right now, my race wish list is getting longer. What are your race plans this fall?