I'm itching right now. No, not like unhygienic itching or anything.
I'm itching for a new PR.
It's funny because I never really get caught up in my times or my places of races. I mean, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't I think about it, but I'm never like over the top, world's going to end if I don't get better kind of athlete. And beating others - if I do, great. If I don't, great. If it's a guy that I'm passing, BRING IT ON BABY. Wait... did I just type that?
Anyway, I had a great season last year - PR'ed in a half marathon by 2 minutes, a full marathon by 12 minutes, an Olympic tri by nearly 4 minutes and in a half IM by 14 minutes. I even won a race. Overall. Police escort and all. But I never was dying to PR.
For some reason, I can't stop thinking about it now. After the half marathon a few weeks ago, where things didn't quite go great, I was still only a minute and a half off my PR. I walked in that race. I totally had that 1:30 in me. I feel like my fitness is good and getting better. I feel like I could be fast. I feel like I have a sub 1:49:21 half in me.
I signed up for a local half marathon on May 7th. We'll see if the itching stops after that! :)