Friday, May 20, 2011

Meeting my Moment

I am so excited and yet at the same time so nervous about the up coming comeback to running. While aqua jogging last night with my new running pal Erik at the YMCA ( let me tell you crazy workout of 8x 5min hard with 1 min rest!!) I told him how I was feeling. Part of me feels like a nut case freaking like this but then part of me is like hell this is because I love this sport so much, and it means so much to me. What to do with myself?

Over the last 7 weeks I have been going over in my head what I was going to run and how I was going to go after it. It has made the aqua jogging go by faster; but then maybe I need to step back a bit? I mean it is good to set goals and push towards them but then maybe it is better to take life as it comes to you? The answer is probably a bit of both. I guess we never know what is around the corner.

I have a few idea's of races/ events to do this fall what do you think? I love feedback.
1) Superior trail 100 mile ( go after my fears on this trail? )
2) The North Face 50 mile race in San Francisco in Dec?
3) Go to the Grand Canyon in Oct for a little R2R2R?
4) Train for TCM in Oct?
5) Fall 50 mile road race ( try for a pr? )
6) SHT Fastest Know Time try?

Either way I know I will Cherish every mile I get to run and love every second.


nwgdc said...

My vote goes to the Fall 50. I'll be there and would love the company!

SteveQ said...

Kaitala's FKT on the SHT is pretty solid, given that it's his home course and the trail is actually longer now than when he did it. To make it worthwhile, you'd have to plan to be just under three days, because no one will ever do it a day faster (obviously, I've thought about it. It's doable - but not by me).

Anonymous said...

Go after your fears. Superior 100.

Helen said...

The SHT Duluth to Two Harbors section is expected to be fully complete this summer - so set a brand new record for the 300M+ trail! We are thinking of it for next May. Perhaps we can crew you first? :)

PS Canyon should be on a separate "definite" list!

Nick Graham - Nomad Photography said...

I think they are all great choices. It will be good to have you back running. By the way the video is fantastic. It makes me want to take up surfing and rock climbing with Kraig!