The first race on my schedule is the Rock N Roll Dublin Half Marathon in August. And training starts next week. 7 days out from training, I haven’t been running all that much, but I’ve gotten a little bit better about hitting the weights (cross training is key to improving my running performance). It’s helped solidify the habit for me, so it’ll be easier for me to stick with it once training kicks into higher gears.
With a week to go before training, part of me knows I should savor the time where getting up at 4 AM isn’t a necessity. And yet, I’m looking forward to getting back into training. The early mornings can be brutal, but I’m looking forward to running in the dark and the quiet, again. I’m looking forward to the rhythm of the schedule. I’m looking forward to the challenge of it all.
More than anything, I’m just looking forward to the chance to rise to the occasion, again, and show myself what’s possible.