Monday, January 19, 2015

February Races Revised

Somehow in the last few days I've gone from having one upcoming half in February and one in March to two in February on consecutive weekends (plus a 15k).

I just had to add the A1A Half to my plans...It's a birthday gift from my parents, so how could I say no?!
I was originally interested in this race because it's on my birthday. Then Meg took this photo of the A1A medals while at the Key West Half, and that definitely reignited my interest ...And all my friends/family are enablers, apparently!
I haven't had a long run since November. I planned to do nine miles this weekend, but Matt's brother flew in unexpectedly from LA and the only time we had to see him was Saturday night and Sunday morning, so that threw a wrench in my plans.
After breakfast Sunday morning.
Matt and Scott are both spitting images of their dad. The Kearney genes are strong.
(It was totally worth it. We haven't seen Scott since last winter.)

I think maybe I also have a bit of a mental block. I almost feel like I've forgotten how to run long! But I need to just suck it up and get it done...I have four weeks until the A1A half and I'd like to be in good shape for it. I mean, I'd like to run the entire race and half fun doing it!

So this week I'll need to get back on track and find some motivation despite any distractions. I've been consistent with my weekday runs; now it's time to get serious about my weekend runs, too!

How was your weekend?
Leave me a little kick in the pants. I need it!

ABK

18 comments:

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets said...

Girl you've got nothing to worry about! That's awesome that you get to run a race on your birthday! As long as you take it slow and spend time on those miles I think you'll be ready when it counts! And yes, your husband and brother in law look just alike!

Lizzy said...

You'd be surprised what you can do in a month if you dedicate yourself! I know two other people who are running the A1A half this year, Kristina, at Blog About Running, and a "real world" friend as well. Small world!

Girl Goes Running said...

Cool, I've never run a race on my birthday! I feel like I've also forgotten how to run long. I took a long time off from running long and now I'm into the deep miles with my Sunday long runs. Each weekend I get a little anxious and worried I won't be able to complete it. It's silly really. I don't think you ever truly 'forget,' if you are somewhat conditioned to begin with. I'm just noticing my pace isn't where it was when I was training steady. You've got a month, so you can do it!

Nonstop Quilter said...

Go girl, you Can! Very inspiring. 😀

Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes said...

I love love love those medals! I also need a little kick in the booty to get going. I need to run 7 this weekend so let's make sure we both get our runs done!

NotRachem said...

The longest I've run in a very long time is 10 miles. Anything above that just sounds daunting and stupid to run for no reason. But I love running long, so I've got to get back into it. I'm jealous of all your halves! You're going to rock them!

Megan @ Meg Go Run said...

I can't run so YOU SHOULD!!!! (That's my kick in the pants!) I am dying to run right now.

Ali K. said...

I'm really excited for the challenge of the next couple months.

Ali K. said...

I'm hoping Kristina and I are able to meet at the race!

Ali K. said...

You're shorter runs ARE my long runs! I haven't gone over 4.5 in weeks. I need to get to it!

Ali K. said...

Thank you!

Ali K. said...

Yes, I will hold you accountable if you do the same for me! lol

Ali K. said...

I've been at 4-ish for weeks. I need to get 10 in this weekend! I hope my running buddy holds me to it!

Ali K. said...

Ooh I like that. Guilt trip me more! I think it helps!

Jennifer @ Run Jenny Run said...

You can do it! Sounds like will be a fun race, I think Kristina @ Blog About Running is also participating.

Montana Ross said...

You've totally got this!! Sometimes a race is what you need to kick the running back into high gear :-)

Ali K. said...

Yep, she is! I'm hoping we are able to meet up!

Ali K. said...

It's definitely looming...I hope the motivation shows up soon!