Anyone else feel like so much is out of control and unknown? I don’t know when it will be safe enough to get “back to normal” or if there ever will be a normal as we used to know it. We had a couple trips planned for this year and for sure we won’t be going to Oregon in July. It is possible that the economy will be re-opened by then but it seems that without a vaccine it would be irresponsible to travel when it’s not necessary. The 50 mile race I signed up for has not been canceled and who knows if it will be but we will most likely not be there for the start. =(
I am really bummed that we won’t be traveling to Oregon in July. This is how big the kiddos were when we were there last time.
When it became clear that this virus wasn’t going away anytime soon it was hard to think about really making big running plans. Who knows when it will be safe and responsible to race again!?!
I love having a goal on the schedule and not know what the future held for me running wise left me feeling flat and no very excited. I really felt like I needed something to help lift my spirits and something to look forward to.
I finally decided that what I needed was something that was within my control, that I could do regardless of what Covid-19. I decided to run a 50 miler in September, my birthday is in September so that seemed like a good time to shoot for. I am not planning on specific event because I don’t want to depend on something running or not. There are a few local races that I might sign up for if it’s safe by then. But that depends if I can get in as well.
If not I will just do a family supported run somewhere fun. Possibly Leadville but if that isn’t safe then just around out home. Or if things have really improved we will look at a fall trip to Oregon and there are some great trails and races there too, I am keeping my options open.
Whatever works but I WILL run 50 miles somewhere in September, that I feel like I can somewhat control, even if it’s ten mile loops around my house 😉
What are your future running plans?
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