Friday, September 7, 2012

Total Revamp

So I have had to face reality and admit that my marathon "plan" is not really a plan at all. I have been winging it....that's not working out so well, as evidenced by my inability to run 13.1 miles without stopping. Yeah yeah, it was hot and humid....but still I could have slowed my pace and jogged the race. Either way, fact is that I needed to get my plan on paper, in front of me....

So I revamped it...

I feel better having a plan in front of me. I do much better knowing what is expected of me from day to day...I thought I'd be able to wing it, run here and there without a plan. But that just wasn't working for me.  I was certainly rethinking my OBX full marathon during Virginia Beach. I don't want to come into yet another marathon ill prepared. That was no fun at all. I'm also hoping to avoid surgery post marathon, but it's still on the table. 

This week's training hasn't been the best. Monday I rested, Tuesday had an easy 3.5 miles, Wednesday the stupid creepy stray dog was back and I didn't feel like getting bit so I opted for an evening run, I was hungry and tired so only did 3. I planned to run last night too but got sidelined by a huge thunderstorm. I can run in the rain, don't like it but I can do it....however I don't run in lightening. Something about getting stuck just doesn't sound fun to me. This evening I'll be getting in a few short miles and then some short miles Saturday. My Go-To Running Buddy, J-Ninja, will be away this weekend (booo!) so I get to run with my newest running buddy, Liz! It's so great to have options...even though J-Ninja is not happy about it....

It just went downhill from there.....
Anyone else have clingy, jealous running partners?? Just kidding, I kid, I kid....I feel so fortunate to have my running partners and miss them when we don't get our 2+ hours a week of chatting in. 

So I have to admit something, but I'll deny it if you ever try to bring it up again: I'm excited for fall. GASP! I know, the Lover of Summer just said that....well it's true, for now, I am excited about fall. There I said it. There is much to look forward to in the coming months and just like summer has sunshine and beaches, fall has it's own attractions, and I don't mean the Spiced Pumpkin Latte from Starbucks.... What are you most excited about with fall coming?


  1. My trainings off to a rough start too, got sick this week. It happens...keep your chin up. :) Smart about not running in lightening. I know a couple who got hit by lightening and died while standing under a tree with their 4 kids. The oldest (nine yrs) had to walk around the campground until she found help. So sad.

  2. Umm pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! Lol!! Yes you must run OBX!! Because I will need you. I'm so nervous about it. I think I'm more nervous about the long drive ahead of me...

  3. All things pumpkin, Halloween, cooler running weather, VT is beautiful in the fall. You should check it out!

  4. I can't wait for fall and since yesterday it feels already a little "fally". Bring on the blanket and coffee :)

  5. Thanks for sharing with us your story. Keep on writing.

  6. I am most excited about running in the crisp fall air...seeing the colors come alive...and the pumpkin latte from Starbucks or something similar somewhere else! A plan is always a good thing!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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