Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back from Camp and Back to Training

I got my wish! It finally rained and I was able to go to back to camp. It only lasted for about a week but it was well worth the wishing, the waiting and the many, many rain dances. I also got a couple runs in. Yes, as in 2. However, so worth it. Cool mountain weather, scenic trails, being alone in the forest, etc. I even took the highway for part of my run, as part of my training for the Mt. Lemmon Marathon. It was really really difficult. Sometimes I ask myself if the marathon is the right thing to do. I wonder if I'll switch to the half at one point. I really do want to do this. Everyone tells me I'm crazy, which never helps my attitude about it. But at the same time, I tend to push myself more when people doubt me. I hope I'm doing the right thing for me. *crossing my fingers*

I'm currently in Week 3 of my training. I've missed a good portion so far but I plan to make it up in the next few weeks. Apparently, I have a 14 miler this weekend. Not sure if I'm ready for that. Thankfully, I've taken up the intermediate training plans so I can fall back on the beginner plans if anything goes wrong. 

I'm going to write a "Back to School" resolution list. This will help keep me on track with training and eating, for the most part. School is my biggest fear with training. I can get so off track with either one. One day, school is more important and my training lags, and then suddenly my training jumps to the top of my list and school seems the lesser of the two. I can't have either of those happening. I need to find a harmonious balance. This is my last year of my undergrad (stayed an extra year to finish my minor) so I would like great grades and fantastic recommendations from my professors. But I also want to stay fit and active. I tend to get bored if I don't have any races coming up. So, I'll work on a plan that meets both of those needs. 

A recap in photos of the past few weeks:

I went back to camp and I scared the CRAP out of one of the counselors by hanging these lovely men in her bungalow...

Played Quidditch at camp and bruised my face and almost dislocated my pinkie in the process...

Went swimming all the time...

On Mt. Lemmon after a rain...

On my breaks, I ran, of course!

Much of the forest in my area is burned and the trails are difficult to find, but I still had some amazing runs. :)

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
                                                                                                          ~ Napoleon Hill


  1. Looks like you had a blast. Love all the pics!

  2. Glad you got to go back to camp! And the cut outs are hilarious :)

  3. I'm so glad you were able to go back and also got some runs in, better than nothing. Great idea of making a plan, this always helps me to stay on track.


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