I can't tell you how many times in the past six months I've sat in front of this screen and started to write something...anything... It's not that I haven't had much to talk about (anybody who knows me in person, feel free to laugh at that thought), it's that sharing those thoughts didn't seem relevant. I'd start a post about something on my mind, but then re-think and delete it because it's "not important" or "nobody wants to read that" or "this is just me whining about being slow" or "no one wants to hear about my lack of motivation AGAIN."
So instead of posting anything, I end up tweaking the page layouts, or updating my race schedule, or cleaning up the sidebars (looks better, no? If you don't think so, don't tell me.). I've been "on" the blog plenty...but still no new posts to be seen.
Here's my quick update just to prove I'm still alive and kicking, and still training. Though training is...a loose term. My Galloway group started up again at the end of May; I'm still a PGL and we've got a great group. I'm slower than I'd like to be, but that's working out okay given our target training pace for our group members, but I still need to be pushing myself more mid-week, both in pace and mileage.
Right now I'm doing good to get in 2-3 sessions during the week and the long run on the weekend. The weekday sessions are at least one run, but sometimes it's one run and one fast-paced walk or one run and two fast-paced walks, the second run has been kinda infrequent. I'm having trouble finding the motivation for a second weekday run later in the week, and it's either too hot in the evenings or my bed is much more comfortable than the treadmill in the morning...
Next race up is the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge. And challenge is precisely the right word. The 10K and Half combination is exactly what I did at WDW in January with Minnie and Donald, but it wasn't part of a combo race, so the pressure wasn't on. But they've released the medal designs, and they're awesome, so I'm going to do everything in my power to have that bling around my neck by the end of the weekend! I'm also counting on some extra motivation from my excellent race partner, Nikki, who may have to drag me through parts of that half marathon course, but I think we'll get it done.
I mean, those are worth dragging my ass through 19.3 miles of L.A. heat on Labor Day weekend, right? Definitely.
I'm not going to make any promises about trying to be better about posting...I'm just going to go with the flow...posts will happen when they happen. :-)