Hello everyone and happy February. As you might have surmised miles have been a bit slow but with good reason. A lot has changed since my last post. Had every intention of updating, but was in the process of moving and that kept the mileage updates at bay so-to-speak. I was fortunate enough to buy a place in the area I was renting and I am in the process of moving and fixing it up. Good positive stuff.
The mileage continues to move forward, although at a slower than normal pace. Weather has been good/bad. Seems to be bad when I’m off and have time to run or bike.
Throughout the years I have had individuals who want to train with me for different events. My track record with this has been less then stellar. Not for want of trying and the excitement I get seeing someone else reach their “goals”, but the fact is, that said individuals don’t understand commitment. Bottom line. Talk is cheap when you’re training for events. It sounds good in theory, but at the end of the day when the fit hits the shan you have to decide….are you in or out. Are you going to do what it takes to finish or are we just showing up? So, for the most part, I’m a loner when it comes to training. I wear this as a badge of honor. I realize what’s going through my mind is definitely not going through someone elses. A friend of mine is interested in getting into shape and completing a run. So, I am now training her for a couch to 5k. Hmmmm. I was a bit hesitant to engage. The main reason is training for anything takes, well dedication from that person. Most people don’t have that type of dedication. If it is a Tuesday and you know you have to run, well then it’s time to run. No excuses. Not saying that is the story here, but my past experiences have been ~ I end up doing it by myself. Which is ok. I have promised myself in the past I wouldn’t assist anymore. You either down or you’re not. It’s always good to see people make their goals, but they have to want to show up. Let’s hope this is different.
Physically I’m feeling pretty good. The beauty in all this… is I realize I shouldn’t be running, but I’m gonna. Yeah my Dad, probably won’t like it. My doctor (that little witch) isn’t going to like it and my back will pay for it down the road.
One of my highlights during this time was hiking in Prince William Forest Park. There are different level trails and I wanted to do the 9 mile trail. This is the first time I have been to the park to hike. I normally just ride. My partner and I started off on a smaller trail but somehow ended up doing the full 9. It was a bit chilly, but a great day for a hike.
I have completed 32.64 miles for this time period. Kinda blows, but it is what it is. I have completed 7570.51 miles so far. I have 3744.49 miles gratefully remaining. I hope this post finds you with much love in your heart. That being said…so feeling this: Put a little love in it… hey it’s the high quality version.