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!