So, it's been about 7 weeks since the Disney Marathon. Sadly, it's already beginning to feel like ages ago. These feelings are probably due in large part to the horrific winter Maryland has seen. Not one, but two, blizzards arrived in one week during February and needless to say they severely limited my running. My year to date mileage so far is just over 100 - with a goal of 1,001 miles for the year, I should be averaging 80 or so miles a month. I just keep reminding myself that warmer temps and lots of races are coming.
With the beginning of the local running season peaking around the corner, it is shaping up to be a hectic, crazy, and challenging, but fun Spring. Things start off with the Disney Princess Half Marathon next weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed for significantly better than there was for Marathon Weekend in January. I've got no time goals for this one at all, especially since my training suffered so much thanks to the weather. Fun is the main plan for the whole weekend.
In my plan/hopes of keeping up my mileage this Spring in preps for training for the Marine Corps Marathon beginning in the summer, I have succumbed to the pressure of my awesome (but sometimes crazy ;)) running partners, and am currently looking at doing 4 half marathons in 5-6 weeks between the end of April and late May. It'll be a challenge, but all part of this crazy journey.