And if I'm having these feelings BEFORE the baby, it's certainly not going to get any easier to train AFTER.
So my goals are simple. (In my head at least...)
My goals for after this baby are to get fast. I'm talking racing 5Ks. Maybe a 5 Miler. Nothing longer. The way I see it is like this... After I have our baby, I'm going to have WAY less time. After I go back to work, I'm going to have even less time. So my plan is to make every run and every workout I do worthwhile.
If you ask me what I'm passionate about or what my life mission statement is, I would say: To get the most done in the least amount of time while still maintaining a strong work ethic and quality product.
This is how I operate at work, in my kitchen and soon, with my workouts.
So to do this I must do what exactly? Simply: Run fast in little time. If I have a half hour to get a workout done, I will be running as fast as I possibly can for those 30 minutes. If I only have 10 or 15 minutes, the same theory applies.
I am not going to tell you what paces I hope to run this summer because I have no idea what my labor or recovery will be like. I will tell you that I hope to get close to my PRs again and get on the track more. The track is where I fell in love with running to begin with. I want to run fast in events I can no longer sign up for: the mile, 800, 600, 400, 200. I want to feel fast again.
(this is my college coaches' son Matthew Centrowitz at a track meet in Boston in February)
So there you have it. My running goals for Summer 2012. It consists of really having no goals. Come May my life will change in ways I can't imagine and I want to set myself up for success, not failure.
Moms- Any advice?