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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Running vs. Life

Since I have become a "serious runner," running has pretty much fit right in with my lifestyle. Oh sure, I started thinking more about (and as a result, changing) my eating and sleeping habits since those things have a pretty direct impact on how well I run and how well I feel when I run. But what I mean is that running has always had its own time slot. Aside from my 40ish hours of work, I could move all the other stuff around my running. I guess I became a better manager of my time. No matter how I did it, I could always fit running in.

So here comes the confession part of this post: I have run 4 times in the past 3 weeks. Wow, it looks even worse now that I can see it on the screen. As if I didn't feel guilty enough already. Not only have I not been running, I missed the second 10 mile race of the Road Race Series. If you miss any of the races in the series, you won't become a "Road Warrior." Ok, maybe you say, "who cares? It's just a stupid title and a stupid medal!" Well I care. I care because I have been waking up to be on the starting line at 7am, every other Sunday since June. I also care because I was 3 races away from my goal. My Goal. I guess its always hard to come short of completing your goals. It just makes me really sad.

The truth of the matter is that other areas in my life, these past few weeks, have pushed running out. I won't get into all the boring details, but no time and no energy have equaled no running. (and no blog posting...I'm sorry!!!)

So what should I do? I'm way behind in my training schedule so I can either A) slowly pick up where I left off and try to play catch up B) Find another, shorter training schedule or C) Find a new marathon that is later in the year (really don't like this option since I'm pumped about visiting my aunt and uncle in Miami)
I'm open to suggestions!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Personally... I think you shouldn't worry about it and just try to jump back into your training schedule. Maybe look at a shorter schedule and try to integrate it into your original plan and just work it out.

The thing is... you shouldn't feel guilty about not running. There are always going to be times in our lives when running is going to have to take a back burner. That's just life. But, don't let it bum you out, because thats when people quit running all together. That's what you have to avoid... so, don't sweat it. You'll get it worked out. Try to get a couple runs in this week... no matter what the distance or pace, just to get your body back into craving it and you'll get it worked out. You've still got about 3 full months till the Miami Marathon. You've got plenty of time!

You can do it!