Posted: 24/11/2016 at 11:11
Been away from the forums for a wee while due to life 'stuff'. However there now seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, so onwards and upwards.
I'm contemplating whether or not I should withdraw from Lakesman. I'm not looking for any answers here, just humour me while I think out loud.
For the past few years I've been in the very fortunate position of working evenings, and having all day free to train while the kids are at school (not reflected in my race results, before anyone else chips in!). As of next week I'm changing to a daytime job. Since hubby works shifts which regularly involve evenings and weekends, that cuts down my training time even further. Added into the mix is my return to university this year. I'll be studying and writing assignments in the run-up to Lakesman and, since that's what I'm doing right now, I know it's going to eat into training time too.
I know most of us will have been on a start line thinking that we didn't do enough training, but I don't want to be there knowing that I didn't do enough. I also don't want to approach it from the point of wondering how little training I can get away with.
My gut feeling is that uni and settling in to my new job have to be my priorities for 2017, and there will be plenty more opportunities to race.
I've just read over what I've written so far, and it looks as if I've made my decision.
I will absolutely, definitely be at Lakesman to drink and hurl abuse.
And I'm sure I'll find enough training time for the Loch Ness marathon in September.