I never heard of runner blues. After we crossed the finish line of the Tower of Terror 10 miler a little over a week ago, I felt the biggest sense of accomplishments I have ever experienced. Meeting this goal was one of the best feelings I have ever had. I couldn't wait to get out there again and accomplish my next goal.
Then it hit me. I felt like I pushed myself week after week for 6 months to meet the goal of completing the Tower of Terror 10 miler. It was the core of what motivated me every time I went out for a run. Now it is behind me and I am a little depressed. The TOT10 was a very difficult race to run. While it was my longest distance to date, I did not have a problem with the mileage. It was the humidity and the course. I am a Florida native and never experienced 100% humidity at night. It was absolutely horrendous. My pace was off, my confidence was down and I got sick after completing the race. I feel like all this, and not having a near goal, is really affecting my running.
Sure, I have the Walt Disney World Half Marathon coming up in 100 days but I only have to go three additional miles than what I did on September 29th. I know if I don't get back out there, I will lose what I have trained for. So today, I have decided that I must sign up for a Half marathon prior to the WDW 1/2. I need to take action before it is too late. There so many options - so I need help deciding. Based on the course and medal, which would you choose?
St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon - November 18th
St. Augustine Half Marathon - November 18th
Santa Hustle Half Marathon - December 9th
Most of my friends from home are running this one. The course has not been released yet but I do know it starts at the Ocean Center so it is on Beachside. Their website did not clearly state if you receive medals or not, but those who completed the course in 2011 received this medal:
So which would you do? I will most likely run the Santa Shuffle along with one of the two top races. Right now, I am leaning towards the St. Petersburg Half.