Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back in the Swing

This weekend, the weather was somewhat warm, 45-50 degrees, but the sun was in hiding. I took the opportunity to get some running in. I ran 10 miles on Saturday morning and 5 miles on Sunday. My pace is snail-like, but I know that if I keep at it, that will improve. I'm still planning to keep to my marathon training plan, in case we decide to run the Flying Pig again this year.

I'm also trying to get back into my weightlifting routine, slowly. I'm getting a late start, but I intend to make 2010 my year.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

She Lives!

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. I have a blog.

I'm not going to try and catch up on everything that has happened since the last time I posted. I did run another marathon in Memphis.

That was a lot of fun. Even more fun than running 26.2 miles was going out with friends on Beale Street afterward, though. The marathon was December 5. From December 6-December 23, I ran 0, nothing, nada. Then, I ran 4 miles on Christmas Eve with the best of intentions to get moving again.

I went to a concert earlier this month. Lady Gaga was amazing!

Nope, still no running.

So, the week after I ran Memphis, I signed up to run another marathon - Ft Lauderdale on February 21 - with a friend. Um, nope, not gonna happen. I'm now officially running the Half Marathon in Ft Lauderdale. What a relief!
A Spring marathon is still not completely out of the picture, I'm going to start training and see where it goes. OK, so actually I'm going to decide whether or not to run a spring marathon based on what the rest of the gang decides to do.
Happy Late New Year, by the way. No resolutions for me this year. Those never end well.
One challenge I have taken on for the year is Tall Mom on the Run's challenge to run 1,000+ miles in 2010.
I also will strive in 2010 to stop running so many races undertrained. To give some perspective, in 2009, I ran ~700 miles. This included:
10 - 5K races
3 - 10K races
1 - 15K race
2 - 10 mile races
4 - Half Marathons
2 - Full Marathons
That's 183.7 miles in races alone. I love running the races, so I will probably run just as many races in 2010, but I do not want to go into them with so little training. This morning I ran 7 miles. I have 2 Half Marathons scheduled in February, I have some training to do in the next few weeks. You can expect to see more of me around here in 2010.