I am in a little quandry and I need some advice. I have been a runner for a very long time (since 1993) and I was planning on running the Baltimore Marathon in October since I had never run a marathon. The problem is that it is not as fun anymore since I'm not a fast runner. I've been doing other forms of exercise and would probably still run for my cardio, but I think I might be burnt out on races (in 2008 I ran 7 different races of varying distances).
I am wondering if I should switch and concentrate on weight training and ease off the cardio. I would still teach group fitness, just not all the time, I just want to be involved in something where I can feel successful, and lately, running races is not doing it for me.
I've even been thinking of doing a figure or fitness competition. Perhaps that would give me sufficient motivation to get my butt in gear since nothing else has been that motivating so far. As it is, I weigh about 187 and I am about 5'3" and that needs to change. The only way I know how to do that is to really hit the weights.
I guess what I want to know is if any of you all are preparing to compete or have competed and how you decided to do that. Also, I would like to know if you had been doing a different sport before you decided on competing.
Thanks in advance!