Monthly Archives: September 2013

Marathon training (aka Why did I wait til the last month?)

As you can see from my lack of bloggery, I haven’t been running much this year. If I were the type to offer a list of bull#$%* excuses, it would look like this:

  1. Too busy
  2. Too tired
  3. Too many injuries
  4. Spent time with my daughter before she left the country
  5. Spent time with friends and started dating again
  6. Traveled a lot for work
  7. Too hot
  8. Too humid
  9. Too many bugs
  10. Too much poison ivy
  11. and you get the point…

The truth is I didn’t prioritize running this year like I did last year. I worked out with a trainer more and am in pretty good shape, despite cutting back on running. And I drank way more beer, which added 10 pounds (pounds that I’d like to say is muscle weight, but who am I kidding). I have been running, but nothing like I did last year.

And I have been focusing on packing, purging, and planning to move out of state. In the process of this chaos I call My Life, I forgot that I’m running the Kansas City marathon next month. Oops. So it’s back into training mode for me, and now I’m thinking I better sign up for more races in the future to keep myself motivated. Four weeks to train for a marathon? Sure, why not.

Who wants to run the Austin marathon with me in February? We’ve got tons of time to train for that one.