Now let me introduce you to the other side of me: "Fun-Tab" (as my husband says). This version of me is who you've been seeing a lot of recently. She eats a lot, drinks a lot, sleeps a lot, and - guess what - I like her :)
But, for the last ten years, I've been extremely happy and functional with this cycle of one to two crazy races a year where I toggle between Manic-Tab and Fun-Tab. Fun-Tab came out this year a little bit after Ragnar this summer and Manic-Tab was drifting away after a two marathons back to back in the Fall and Spring of 2013/2014 and Ragnar in June. She still ran 4-5 5ks this summer and fall at respectable times, but definitely didn't allow her to wake up any too early to train for them...and never let a Blue Moon or Burger sideline her goal of fun.
I'm pretty happy to say that following a gain of 10 pounds, a couple fabulous vacations, and tons of "fun" with friends and my crazy family and 3 kiddos, Manic-Tab is rearing her head. She loves the challenge of Marcothon. She loves having a deadline for real measurable miles each day. She loves scouting the hour-by-hour forecasts to squeeze in the runs, and the NEED to purchase new gear on Cyber Monday to wear all month long :)
I look forward to hopefully completing Marcothon again as our HFCRC team did last year. I hope we get at least one group midnight straddle run in. I hope we all find a way to get refocused for spring marathon season knocking on our door. I hope we at least shed a bit of these challenging holiday (or in my case "Fun-Tab") pounds. I hope we build a community of runners who are inspired to find 25-30 minutes every day for themselves. Time when their spouses/kids/bosses aren't demanding anything from them. Time to refocus on ourselves and the reason for the season :)
Day 1, Marcothon in the books!
|"Fun-Tab" woke up for this!!!|