Last race of 2014

These are not my legs, or legs of anyone I know. But if I had a festive race on the horizon, I would wear these.

These are not my legs, or legs of anyone I know. But if I had a festive race on the horizon, I would wear these.

I had planned to write a blog post about my last race of 2014… until I realized it already happened. In October.

Due to the general madness that is my life, I kept procrastinating, cancelling or bailing on signing up for winter races, and now it’s December 11, and the 2014 racing season is done. There was the Tannenbaum 10K in 2012 and the Holly Jolly Fun Run in 2013. And this year… nothing.

I didn’t really realize on October 19 that the Scotiabank Half Marathon would be my final race of 2014. I wonder if I would have treated it a little differently if I had recognized that fact.

Admittedly, I’m finding it hard to run at all right now. I have a general lack of motivation and even when I do manage to get out there, it’s awful. Hard, slow. Disappointing. (Insert that’s-what-she-said-joke here). For now, I’m finding motivation in gym classes focused on cardio or strength.

I’m hoping that a change of scenery will help inspire me again.

What was/is your last race of 2014?

4 Comments

  1. Kathy December 11, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Hey Miranda-My final race for ’14 was the Tannenbaum 10km last weekend. And they are running it again this Sunday, according to their website, so you can still get one in! The Tannenbaum was my 12th run for ’14. If it wasn’t sold out, I would have the Egg Nog Jog next Sunday, but that will have to wait until next year now.

  2. Martha B December 11, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    I kind of did the same thing with winter races… DNSed a Turkey Trot, DN-even think about a few others. I’m regretting it now, I feel like I could use a good race in my life. My last race was the first week in November, and I fear it’s going to be at least another month before one comes my way. Racing is like my #1 motivation for running, so this is going to make for a hard winter!

  3. FLRunnerBoy December 12, 2014 / 6:55 am

    Hang in there Miranda! You’re motivation and swagger will return! You are still staying active which the important thing! My final race of 2014 is next month

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