Life can be busy, especially when you throw running into the mix. I’ve been slowly discovering this the hard way. As my plate fills up, it seems that running is the one thing really pushed off to the side. And this depresses me. Mainly because it’s the only thing that’s really only for me. My other activities involve others and I think that great (I don’t want to be a hermit), but I always end up putting ‘me’ time on the back burner.Not healthy. I never really had a desire to be alone. I love being surrounded by people, they make me happy! :)But I have become so busy that I’m sort of craving a few good run with just my iPod and myself (good times). I’m currently eyeing the Tucson Mountains for some alone time. They’ve been calling my name for awhile now.
The Tucson Mountains
This week, I only ran 0.66 miles. I pushed myself to get out the door, but I lacked the drive that would help me tackle the distance, so I headed back. I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m disappointed with myself about this run as well as another important issue: The RnR Arizona. I was planning on running the full marathon this January, but then realistically took a look at my training and how I’ve been doing. Truthfully, it doesn’t look good. I got behind when I went to the UK (running is hard to do while traveling!!) and I missed some very important long runs. So, I backed out of the marathon and signed up for the half instead. The half is also an excellent goal, but I wasso psyched to run the marathon. Instead, I am aiming to run the full marathon at RnR San Diego this coming June! That gives me another full semester to train. I basically just need more time to train and to dedicate more focus on running. I would also like to join a running group to help me with my training which is something I should have done this year (I need all the help and motivation I can get!).
So, yes, this week was a bad week for running, but I’m ready to get the most from it and learn from my mistakes. I’m determined to run a marathon (damn it!) and I will!
“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and everyday. It asks you, “Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?”