Monday, February 27, 2012

Training going in the right direction

My last week of training turned out pretty decent.  I'm starting to feel pretty strong and confident with my running/training.  This is the point in my training that I need to be careful cause I have a tendency to do more then I should.  I'm strong physically but I need to be patient and relax.  I found myself couple times this week wanted to do more then I was scheduled and I know from experience  I could get into trouble fast.  I stuck to plan and only did as I should have.  This is the first year I will not be running G-mas half marathon and I feel kinda guilty for that too. I had an automatic entry too but gave it up.   G-mas is kinda the signature race for me every year.  I think the race is great but I felt like changing it up this year.  I don't have a race 100% picked out yet, but I will.  I will be on the sidelines cheering on others as they run by though and can't wait to do that.  Hope everybody is running well and lets roll out some miles!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

changing my life

My training officially started this week.  I'm pretty excited to roll out some faster miles and be little more focused.  I have two half marathons in the future.  I really don't have any expectations as far as time goes for myself other then to give it hell.  I have nine weeks until my next race this year which for me is just about right.  If I have to much time I become kinda flat.  My legs are feeling good no major hot spots so to speak.  I've learned a couple interesting things about myself last year and hope to use it to my advantage this year.  If you don't know me very well running is my passion and I take it very seriously even if at times it doesn't seem like it.  I'm thankful for every run I'm able to complete without pain or injury.  Running gives me a sense of peace in my mind and helps me clear my head and move forward with a positive attitude.

On a different note I'm under a massive amount of stress.  I had something terrible happen to my mom and I'm not sure how to cope with it yet.  At times I'm not sure if this happened or happening but every morning I wake up and I realize its real.  I feel just completely numb to feelings and wish I could feel something and on the other hand I'm scared to feel anything.  It hurts me deep and scares me deeply.  I don't feel comfortable telling what happened at this point.  I'm just going to keep looking forward and pray. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Been awhile

Last weekend I ran with Tone Dowg from the mighty DRC better know as coach!  Ran with Chris R better known as Mr. Pimp with his new orange glass and always has a smart ass remark for you!  Lastly, I ran with Eric better known as rock of the group.  It turned out to be the perfect day sun, sun, and sun.  We enter in at castle danger entry point and headed to gooseberry falls and worked our way back.  It couldn't have been put together any better lots of laughs tons of jokes.   We ended up running part of the run along the river which was a super cool experience.  It felt kinda dangerous and exciting at the same time cause you never know what could happen.  I live for adventure and this was the perfect day for me other then I bonked super hard but I didn't care cause the day and group made up for it.  Afterwards we hashed out the run with couple beers and called it a day.  Thanks Guys!  Lets roll out some miles!!