Wednesday, 5 December 2007

630.58 Miles

I ran 630.58 miles in the first eleven months of 2007. That is an average of 57 miles per month. That average will fall considerably after I add in December.

I feel like my life has fallen apart. First in November, I broke up with my boyfriend...and I am very sad about that. Then I injured my back. Then work went to hell in a handbasket. I am working so many hours, and I am totally stressed out. I am also broke and trying to figure out how to have a nice Christmas without running up huge credit card balances.

I decided this morning that I absolutely HAVE to run no matter what is going on. I went out and ran 3 miles. I was late for work but at least I never once closed my office door to throw things or cry all day! That is progress!

I don't know if I can run 8 on the 8th, and I have never once backed out of a race yet. Ooooops, now that I think about it, that's not the truth. The weekend my brother-in-law died, I didn't make it for a race I had registered for, but that was different.

Sorry to whine. I think I will regain my perspective if I can get out and run 3 or 4 times a week.

11 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

So sorry to hear about all the stresses. I hope it will start to get better soon.

Regarding the shirts, you can right click on any of the pictures on my site and save them as a picture. You then have a "virtual shirt" for a "virtual race" and you can post it on your site or with your race report. You are also free to use the logo from my post announcing the race to actually go to a tshirt site and order your own real shirt.

www.zazzle.com is a site that does tshirts. Also www.runningbanana.com does technical running gear. Hope you can join us, but if you can't, we will understand. :)

ws said...

Hope you feel better soon.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Well we are all here for you, if you need us. As for Christmas, Do not run up the credit cards, that will only give you more financial stress.
If you dumped your ex-boyfriend, then you had a good reason for it, and I know it is hard, but you need to try to focus on the future and not the past.
I hope that things improve for you soon.

Marcy said...

(((HUGS))) Mary!! Hang in there!

Wes said...

Choose to be positive :-) and run!

J~mom said...

It seems to be the year for things to fall apart. Hang in there! Keep running and we are here for you!

coty said...

HUGZ Hope things calm down soon..

Sue said...

Running can really help relieve the stress. Hope your back is feeling better :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Hang in there!! Hope you can run today, it is a great way to relieve stress.

Jess said...

That's a lot to pile up on yourself and it's natural to feel blue about it all.

For some of those same reasons, I too have been feeling in the dumps lately, but running reall does help all that stress. Hope you can make the time to get out there and enjoy some more regular runs.

Michelle said...

((HUGS)) Mary. I'm sorry things are so rough right now.

It will get better. Just hang in there!