Tuesday, 22 April 2008

3 Miles Today

I took the afternoon off work.  Oh, it was glorious.   I ran 3 miles at noon - which was HOT.  I usually run early in the morning, so it was quite an adjustment to be running in the mid day sun.  I got to visit with a friend who was coming though town - that was nice.  Then when I decided to take a nap, my neighbor decided, with all his hillbilly friends, to take out his dirt bike and let the dog bark and chase the dirt bike around the cul de sac.  Well, the nap never happened.  But I am glad that the weather is nice enough for these crazy activities to be going on.  

Tonight, the Tivo is all ready for American Idol!!  Woo Hoo!  I have turned into a real american!  I watch TV and actually look forward to it!  Funny that I find this both sad and encouraging at the same time.  Sad because, well, it is just sad.  Encouraging because I have spent my life always moving, always doing, NEVER sitting still.  

I am looking forward to a short long run on Saturday.  8 or 10 miles.  That's all.  Long enough to be fun, not long enough to be painful.  

You know what I am really looking forward to?  June 22, 2008 - the day after my marathon.  When I hop on a train to go to Denali National Park to stay at a Lodge for 2 days.  AFTER my short marathon career is OVER. 

I have a triathlon in August and I cannot wait to train for it.  Especially the biking and swimming.   I may just walk the running part.  I have had it with running!

6 comments:

J~Mom said...

I don't believe you that this will end your marathon career. :>P Just wait until you cross that line and feel the victory! :>D

Kevin said...

We all go through those slumps every now and then where we lose our motivation. Hopefully finishing that marathon and taking the much needed rest will help you regain that motivation

Jess said...

Those step back weeks are always a welcome break, aren't they? Enjoy.

Wes said...

I have had it with running!

This is hardly a good time :-) If you are not having fun, then you need some changes....

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Had it with running? Looks to me from your other posts that you are getting pretty darn good at it.

ws said...

I feel the same way about my Idol watching and can easily relate to the always moving phenomenon.

I've been watching Alaska week on the Discovery channel and I'm excited for your post-marathon adventure report. If you come back with a baby polar bear George and I will be very jealous. That's just what we need.

Enjoy your short long run this week.