Let’s cut to the chase: I haven’t been doing a whole lot of running.
I haven’t blogged in about 2 months. In those 2 months, I could count on my 10 little fingers the number of times I’ve run. But I’m declaring it now: I’m back.
It’s been a crazy couple of months in life. Between moving out of an apartment, living on couches, making the move from NC back to Ohio, living out of boxes until I finally found a place to call home, I’ve been a little busy. Add in a completely new school, new kiddos, new paperwork, and a whole lotta crazy in the life of Kayla, and I haven’t exactly made time for myself the way I was when I was still living in NC.
Instead of running, I’ve been doing a whole lot of this…
…and spending a whole lot of time in this!
Now that I’m about a month into the school year and things are finally becoming a little less stressful, I’m ready to jump back in…head first!
In less than 2 months I’ll be toeing the starting line at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon with two girlfriends. I have some hard work ahead to get myself back into half marathon shape before this race creeps up on me.
But before I even touch down in warm and sunny Florida, I’ll be running in a race in less than 2 weeks!
I’ll be running in my very first relay!! 4 friends & I are going to be running as team “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and running the 26.2 miles in Akron as a group. I am OVERLY excited about this, but a little nervous about the 7.5 miles I have ahead of me. I know I still have the mileage in me, it’s just a little daunting after very little time spent on my feet. But I said I was jumping in head first, right?!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot one tiny little piece of important information…
WHAT DID YOU DO KAYLA?!?
Yep, that happened. Sometimes I get a little ambitious when I have too much free time on my hands, which may or may not have happened before I started back at work.
But I am SO EXCITED! A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined running a 5k. Now, I’m anticipating training for my very first (and possibly only, if I die on the course as expected) marathon starting in January! I have a few friends that have signed up to run the marathon as well, which gives me a little more peace of mind come crazy long runs & race day in May.
So here I go, right back into half marathon training & soon after I’ll be found on the streets of Cleveland for hours on Saturday mornings, hopefully with most of my toenails intact.