So there are good, bad and ugly things I need to get off my chest.
Today is the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon! I have a few friends running and I know they will do great!
I have run 835.75 miles in 2010!
Less than one week until I am in Vegas hanging out with Mel-Tall Mom and AN the RB! I can’t wait!
One week until Marathon #3!!
I am not running previously mentioned Seattle Half Marathon. I love, or loved to hate, that race. The first year I ran it (2008) I thought it was awful. But with a year of half marathon experience behind me, in 2009 I felt confident I could tackle it, again. I did. And now in 2010 I want to tackle it again. But I can’t.
I have run only 835.75 miles in 2010. I know that is a lot of miles but it isn’t 1000. I know I have a lot to look back on and be proud of (like three marathons in one year) but I wanted to run 1000 miles in one year. I had a few set backs throughout the year where my monthly mileage was quite low. And I know that the best thing for me was to hold back and not risk injury, illness or worse. So, in order to hit my 1000 mark I need to run 164.25 miles in the next 34 days. Can it be done? I don’t know. Maybe. That is 4.83 miles per day. But, subtract my marathon that leaves me with 4.18 miles per day to hit 1000 miles in 2010. I guess I have a new goal (this should go under Ugly).
In one week I have Marathon #3. I feel slow, out of shape, sore, tired and have a huge lack of confidence. I also got a text from Pam telling me the 10 day forecast calls for rain. In Vegas. What the heck? Why do I have a rain cloud following me? Well, lets hope the weather changes up a bit and we have a dry day to run 26.2 miles!
I have gained some weight since, since I don’t know when exactly. I t just kind of crept up on me, like a bad guy in the dead of night. Ok, that may not be entirely true. I knew it was creeping up on me I could feel it. Kind of like I looked over my shoulder, saw it, mocked it, and dared it to come and try. It did. It won. I lost…so here I am heading into Marathon #3 with about 14 pounds more than I had in OKC marathon and about 4 pounds more than Portland (rough estimate). I need a change and I need to make I quick. It’s an ugly situation to find yourself in. Ugly.
I have to run approximately 4.8 miles every day for the next 34 days if I want to hit 1000. I don’t feel like running today. Ugly.
Yesterday I ran 8 miles. It felt like 20. I was tired. I was bored. Annoyed. It was rough. It was only 8 miles. Ugly.
Well, I’m off to hang with the Fam. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!