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:
- Too busy
- Too tired
- Too many injuries
- Spent time with my daughter before she left the country
- Spent time with friends and started dating again
- Traveled a lot for work
- Too hot
- Too humid
- Too many bugs
- Too much poison ivy
- 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.