Friday, May 28, 2010


It's no secret to followers of this blog that over the past few months I have been MIA to the world of fitness. We have had a lot going on here. We moved to a new house in April, Connor graduated, and work... well I'm not going to rant about that.

Bottom line is that "I have allowed" all of the above to stress me out and I have not dealt well with it. Everything has felt like a hurtle, something that must be overcome before I could work on me. To me it seems that the hurtles just keep coming, but...

Last Sunday I did take time for a nice WOG around the new neighborhood. 3.2 miles in 43 minutes. Not too bad when you consider its been three months. Monday my legs were sore but my feet felt good. Wednesday Kaylin joined me for another WOG, and this time with a little modification we ended up at the house right at 3.1 miles in 42 minutes.

We are planning to jog again on Saturday. My current goal is simply to focus on that 5K distance and to rebuild a consistent running base within that.

Next weekend (June 5th) is DAM to DAM. If I would have begun training earlier I might have done the DAM 5K but since I have waited so long to register, that short run would cost me $45. The next week (June 12th) our home town is having a local 5k which Kaylin and I will be running in. My daily commute takes me past a couple sections of the DAM race and honestly it gnaws on me that I have been such a couch potato. I will be out to watch the race for some inspiration and to cheer on Justin and Krystal.

Our friends Deb and Stacy are coming over for dinner tonight. Stacy is going to help us with some landscaping ideas and I'm sure at some point the conversation will turn to Disney's Marathon Weekend. Deb will be running with me next year and we need to decide on either the half or full. Currently she is planning to do Octobers Des Moines full. She and our friend Marilyn have fast walked it together twice now.

I may have missed the mark for this years DAM to DAM, but I think setting a goal for this years Des Moines event is a good call.


Matt said...

You missed the mark. So what! You're making progress even if you don't see it. Recognizing the problem and attempting to fix it is a big step... You know that, you've done it before. Just keep trying and pushing and you'll come through!

It seems like we've all kinda hit a slump, being MIA and such. Lord knows I'm the worst. But I'm back, and I hope everyone else will come back soon. I miss the support!

Amanda said...

Life happens right? Boy can I relate. I'm having trouble getting out the door for short runs let alone long runs.

Congrats on getting out the door and committing to your local 5K. You also know that observing the DAM to DAM will be good for you too - use the motivation of those runners to keep you going.

You know you can do this and I'm here if you ever need. Maybe we can motivate each other...

Rae! said...

Glad to hear from you. You are not the only one having trouble with out the door issues.
Like the new blog look. Picture of the house soon??