Monday, October 4, 2010

A Bad Week For Running

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 was so 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?”
                                                                                ---Peter Maher


  1. That happens, sometimes we need a bad week to appreciate the good ones. Just try to do better the following week and don't look back. You will do just fine :)

  2. Yes, this happens to all of us! I go through times where for a week I have a hard time getting much of any sort of workout accomplished. You'll get out of this motivational funk in no time.

    Great quote, btw. :)

  3. Unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes. There are good weeks and bad weeks to be replaced with other good and bad weeks. Good for you realizing you may not be ready come January and backing off. The 1/2 in Jan is a great goal! Good luck making it all work!

  4. You know, sometimes life gets in the way. Nothing wrong with that at all.

    I am --><-- close to signing up for the half as well. SOOOO close. (do you know when it sells out usually?)

  5. Sometimes life does get crazy and it is hard to balance everything out. Just remember, there will be other marathons:) Keep up the training!

  6. That can happen to all of us.Don't lose hope! Keep training, and you can do it! Think positive! :)
    ~ brooks running ~


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