Tuesday, 1 January 2008

First day of '08

I did actually make it out in that cold, cold,world and ran 3 miles today. It was extremely slow going because of snow, drifts, ice, and general impassabilitly of roads and sidewalks. But I CAN feel good that I at least got out there. (and and that fence in the picture really peeves me, that used to be open. Ah, progress...)

I got a new cell phone yesterday with a 2 megapixel camera, maybe my pictures will improve.

Last night I went out with a bunch of folks and had a great time. I stayed out too late and woke up feeling tired this morning. It was worth it though. I'm the one holding the party horn like a cigarette - old habits die hard.

I am fighting discouragement - last year on Jan 1 I ran 10 miles for the first time. I could not run 10 miles today if you paid me (well, maybe if it was a lot of money, I could do it). I will spend January trying to get my fitness back. I will have a goal of running 50 miles (last jan., I ran 90).

I still am unclear on my race goals for '08. Should I try to do the marathon? More triathlons? I really enjoy triathlons - I really enjoy training for tris. Should I try a century ride? I wish I was more clear about this. I guess I will give myself January to get my level of fitness up and figure out my race goals.

Thanks again to all you bloggers - it helps so much to read about your challenges, struggles, successes, and your entertaining way of reporting it all!

7 comments:

Wes said...

LOL!!! If I had my choice, of course, I would pick triathlon :-) But a marathon is an admirable goal too. You take your time figuring it out. The world will wait for your decision, and it will be here long after you decide :-)

Michelle said...

Hey, at least you got out there today and ran! I decided not to today, since I ran yesterday and am planning a run tomorrow.

Don't beat yourself up about your fitness. Real life gets in the way sometimes. You'll get to where you want to be again!

Happy New Year!

Marcy said...

Mary you're soooo stinkin cute!! What a GREAT pic!!

I say, do em all! Who says you have to do all of it this year? You've got many more to come :-)

J~mom said...

Mary you look fantastic!!

I think you seem the happiest when you talk about triathlon! that is what I "hear" you saying most of the time.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Take your time and make sure your goals are YOURS and not someone else's.

You ran 90 miles last Jan? Holy smokes, that's a lot of runnin'. Most of my 'good' months are about 42 miles...

Marathoner in Training said...

You look like you were having so much fun. Take your time figuring out what races you want to do. Work on your fitness for now and enjoy the winter and spring. You have time.

Sue said...

WOW, i love your landscape pictures - and you look pretty cool yourself!