It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all!
Everyone loves this song, right?
I know you can all relate to my situation —
You have a hard/bad race and you play it over and over again in your head. You wonder what you could have done differently. Should you have trained harder or should you have tapered more? Did you eat enough or did you eat the wrong things? Did you hydrate enough or too much? Was it the weather? Are you too old for this distance? Should you stick to 5ks? Etc. Etc. Etc.
And then after a few days, you LET IT GO.
Then you start to look for another half marathon.
Yes, I will surely run another. I am just not sure when.
In a perfect world, with no friend/family obligations and lots of money, I would run every scenic flat half in the US (and maybe around the world).
But realistically, here are a few that I may run in the next few years:
Oh so many races and so little time…
But I am open to suggestions, if anyone wants to offer me a place to stay or wants to share a hotel room…. I may take you up on it.
Happy Running! What is you favorite half marathon ?