The past 2 weeks have been anything but Marathon Training. After taking a planned 5 days off from the training plan, I have added another 5 days of no running to the growing list. What does this mean for my race goal? Well, I still have not figured that out yet.
It seems like every time I set out to train for a big event, I always end up taking some time off within the last 2 months of training. This happened with the Dallas Marathon I completed a couple of years ago, and history is repeating itself with my Houston Marathon Training.
Instead of freaking out, I'm embracing the time off... spending time with family and friends. Next week I will jump back in to the full stride of training and pick up where I left off at 60+ mile weeks and early morning runs.
My Marathon PR might not be in reach, but I can say I haven't missed a beat this holiday season hanging out with my friends and family... and that balance is what all of this is really all about.