Hey Shelly! Now that you've completed a marathon, what are you going to do next?
Well, I'm not going to Disney World.
For one thing, I'm still going to run. Yesterday was my first run since the marathon. I probably could have run at some point last week but a stomach flu took over our house so I didn't do much at all the whole week. There may have been a tiny bit of lingering fatigue that made yesterday's run a little difficult. But I wanted to finish 3 miles & I got it done.
My plan now is just to increase my pace. I would like to be able to run a 5k (3.16 miles) under 30 minutes. To do that I have to cut down my current pace by 2 minutes per mile! There is a 5k I may consider doing at the end of February. But it will depend on my pace. Most 5k's are pretty crowded & this one is no exception. So if I'm going to do one I want it to be worth my while. Ok, worth my money. But this gives me a little over 4 months to get there & considering I went from giving birth to running a marathon in 8 months, this goal is very possible.