So....the answer to the question I've been getting for the past moth (almost two months, actually) is yes. I did it! I ran the Chicago marathon! I was super slow, but I'm an official finisher and can now proudly say that I completed a marathon.
The answer to the second question is that I haven't been posting because I'm not sure what to say. To be quite honest, I haven't really been running much since the race in October. I was hurting after the race and needed some time to recover as well as some time to not think about running after spending all summer doing nothing but thinking about running, but that unfortunately ended up stretching all the way to Thanksgiving. I will be posting my full recap of the race on Friday, as I'm finally feeling ready to get back on track with the blog.
I think part of my problem is I don't quite know where to go from here. I ran the race. I can finally cross 26.2 off my bucket list. But what do I do with myself now? Should I take a break from races or sign up and train for another race? Get back to running or take a break and try out something else?
I spent most of the year working towards one goal, and now that it has been accomplished, I'm feeling a little unfocused.