Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's merely just...Running....

OK so here I am a little MIA on the blog. I can say I am busy, stressed with work, and tired. And yes, all these things are true---but- the real reason why I just have not been bloggin lately..

Is because the running thing is not that important right now.

Dont get me wrong, I am still up 2 hours before early every morning (4-4:15, 4:30 if I am lucky) getting my run in, 7-9 miles, sometimes more. Always with friends, never alone.
So on thursdays, I do not have a running I don't run.

Sometimes, If I miss a morning session I go to snap fitness and...gasp! on the treadmill so I don't miss my afternoon line up of good T.V. So, am I now considered a hobby jogger?

Well, a week or so ago, there was this rumor around that i was "sorta out of shape". I know right? Well, maybe I started the rumor...possibly..but this week I had a kick ass workout with Micah and Elizabeth on mugshots (we dropped some 5:35 miles and some 2:37's for the 800's). A workout like that, is not something I would have been extatic about in the spring or late summer, but after running enough just to stay in shape for months on end...I think that is a pretty good start.

So, another confession..
I have not done a long run in about 4 weeks. So this weekend we went out to the boardtown groupd and worked my tail off to stay up with Drew and Houston. I rooolllleeeeddd through ten miles in 64min, and finished the 13.1 mile course in sub 1:28. Now, still nothing to be extatic about BUT if you consider that the we were only running HARD HARD for about half the run, I think I was at goal half marathon pace for at least 6 miles.

So, what does this all mean? Really nothing unless I have a plan for the spring. And as I kissed my marathon dreams good bye a few months back (chalk it up to a "tight hip" or laziness) I am driving through the middle of nowhereville without a GPS...or running along without any plan what-so-ever.

So what to do?

I dunno, you tell me?