I am kicking off my marathon training plan tomorrow. And who knows, maybe I will actually track a bit of it here. In any case, rather than do all the work I had planned for today, I decided it was time to spruce up the old blog with a few new pictures and by chance I was reading something today in which the quote "Not all those who wander are lost" caught my attention. Seems fitting. I may be planning less physical wandering this year (in the hopes of actually spending more than two weeks at a time in the same place) but my mind will always be a-wandering. Not in search of finding myself. Finding wonder is all.
I have not signed up yet but I am pretty sure that Grandma's Marathon in Duluth MN will be the goal race. It can be a hot and humid one but I love the event and after hours of researching mid-June races, it seems like the best option for a PR. I expect it will take several weeks to feel like I am making much progress. I have really taken it easy since last August. After Waldo I just needed a break. It had been 12 months since I had started training for Hellgate, Seregno etc. I have been enjoying the time off from consistent running and started to get back into spin classes and even a little bit of pool time. But I do want to feel fit again and I am excited by the challenge of the road marathon. The training should be more manageable than ultra training which is what I need right now from a time perspective, though I don't expect it to be one bit easier.