This is the day the Lord has made! Let's rejoice and be glad in it! Thank you for reading this blog!
I'm still on my post-marathon high, and I'm still excited about the fact that I've completed the Chicago Marathon once again. I'm so excited that I'm ready to get back to training again! Why so soon, you might ask? Well, I will tell you why.
The first reason is I am healthy again. My left Achilles is just about healed up, and I have no other injuries holding me back. I won't be doing much running, so my next two months will be strictly strength training and cardio. Strength training is definitely needed because I need to improve my run economy, especially for those later miles. This is where I have struggled! Cross-training is needed for more endurance and stamina. Because I'm back to 100% healthy, I can start my workouts right away, but I still want to make sure I'm careful, stay disciplined, and not get too excited and run 4 days a week. That won't begin until January.
The second reason is I really need to get my body in better shape. I'll be completely honest with you and tell you all that I'm not happy with how my body looks AT ALL, especially my legs. I am happy with my body weight, and I don't need to put any more weight on, in case anyone reading this has their 2-cents they want to add to my regimen. I do want to add more muscle mass and definition, so I will put myself through a new workout plan. I will also admit I need more accountability.
On Monday morning, I'm going to start fresh. Last marathon season is over. Next season starts as soon as I wake up at 4 AM. I have big goals for next season, and if I want to achieve these goals, I have to work a little harder than I did this year. No more injuries to hold me back, and no more letdowns will be allowed. I don't want to just finish the next race. I don't want to just break every PR imaginable. I want to qualify for Boston next season. I believe I can do this.
Until next time, God bless.
The Freedom Runner