April Mapril

April!!

More great weather around here (minus ...a few ill timed days :P ), we had a great Easter and Bentz is old enough to really get excited for holidays so it makes it more fun, little Dash proved to be quite the happy and talkative child and is a completely different boy than before he had tubes put in his ears (HE EVEN SLEEPS!), my mom came into town for a week to spend time with the boys and let Ben and I head to Vegas for our roasty race, our winter grass died and we're all anxiously awaiting our crappier summer grass to come in to make the yard more welcoming to play in.  Yes, that was important enough to include.  :P

May, with the dead in between season grasses here, and green grass and welcoming weather up in SLC always makes me miss springtime there!

Running's the worst! So what's next!?

Soooooooooooooooooooo.

We let the dust settle and went to dinner with our coach.  We hummed and hawed over the idea of a do-over in the next few months (we'd have to BQ before September to get in to 2020).
We decided to just let it go, and go back to base. 

The logistics of finding a race destination, lower altitude preferably (we train at 1200), coordinating/flying a babysitter in, paying for the whole nine yards, and then training for pace through some hot days, just seem overwhelming.  And I think for a minute I'm over the Revel fulls and dealing with the downhill pounding and aftermath.

If it was guaranteed we'd both BQ, then maybe.  But even on a good day in Charleston, I was only feeling partially confident in a BQ.  A PR I was feeling 95% though.  DNF wasn't even on my radar. 

So we have a 5k in California next month which would be fun to PR at, and I decided to run the Deseret News 1/2 in SLC in July!  We have a family reunion up in Logan that week and the 24th of July is a mid week state holiday, so why not?!  (I'm also taking the boys to LAGOON that week!!)
Then NYC Marathon in November, and Scottsdale 1/2 in December (use code CHRISTY15 to save 15%!!).  I'd also like to run Phoenix Turkey Trot (also use code CHRISTY15 to save 15%) but I will have to find a new trotting partner since mine moved cleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar to tornaaaaaaado alley TeXaS ya'all.

So today it is back to regular scheduling and base mileage and pace.  I can't wait to run this evening!  I feel so out of shape.  :P

DNF

Well, that didn't go as planned.  I got my very first DNF (did not finish) at the marathon a week ago.  It was a surreal experience to train for months on end, and not even cross the finish line of my goal race of the season.  The one I wanted to possibly BQ at, the very least PR, and the first marathon I have had any ambitious goal to finish.  But it really was a disaster of a race day and I am retiring from REVEL MOUNT CHARLESTON.