When I could be annoyed with myself that I have had zero muscle soreness from this race, that I came in a mere 30 seconds behind the 1st place female, and that I really didn't push myself because I lacked all kinds of motivation...strangely I'm not. Instead I'm remembering the better parts of the day, like the warm up I did with my hubby and how he found a pair of my clean underwear static clung to the inside of his pants and how we spent the day playing with the Santa beard and decorating our Christmas tree.
|We clean up pretty nice|
So that's that for me for now. No big races on the radar anytime soon. NADA. Well, maybe not.
I haven't committed to anything as of yet for 2012 as my mind continues stirring with quite a bit of uncertainty as to what I'm going to tackle next. I have some goals that I'm ready to work towards and things I'm gung-ho about accomplishing, but no race plans. I desperately want to give the marathon another go this spring and have my eyes on a local race, but I also want to hit of the streets of my native land and do the Chicago marathon in the fall shooting to break 3:10 once again. But the hubby and I also want to start a family and not let our lives center around my training schedules, really it's not like I'm bringing in the big bucks with this hobby so I think that I could manage shelving it for a few months.
The icing on the cake gets thicker as in 2012 I'm going to be pressing hard in the entrepreneurial role and the hubby and I will be tightening the purse strings in order to save for a house. So looking ahead, 2012 looks sticky for me because I want to do it all. I want to be the successful fitness professional that keeps knocking out PR after PR while pregnant and saving for the house of my dreams but still manages to keep it all together and have time for my man and all of the other people and commitments in my life.
My little monkeys, Miles and Chase, have given me great baby practice. But I don't think that they are ready quite yet to share the spotlight.
|I'm already familiar with bellytime|
|And they've given my biceps great practice as I often tote both of them around in my arms|
Are my loosely bound dreams even realistic? How many 1:24 pregnant half marathon finishers have you seen in your life? I've seen zero, but my crazy mind still wants to think that its possible.
Better yet, is my body even ready to take on another marathon or...can't believe I'm saying this... childbearing? I don't know, but it's starting to get really old caring for it like its in a geriatric state.