Some great news happened this month, but unfortunately, I can’t share it with you until September 17th. Needless to say I am very, very excited by this opportunity and can’t wait until I can tell you more about it!!!!
I have battled discomfort in my hamstrings and right hip pretty much all month and the last 4 days of the month decided to shut it down and not run at all. It is helping a lot and my body definitely needed the down time. I only ran 21 days this month, it is the fewest number of days run in a long time.
I did get to cross off one of my Bucket List items – Running in Central Park. I had fun and enjoyed the run there, but as much as I liked Central Park, I still wouldn’t want to live in NYC. I am just too much of a country boy :-).
Today was decision day!
This was the day that I chose to make a decision about whether to run a fall marathon or not. Over the past couple of months I have been sort of – not so secretly increasing my mileage to the distances that I believe I need to be running in order for me to run, not just finish a marathon, without injuring myself.
In June I had 196 miles and in July I finished with 236 miles for the month. During most of the increase in my training mileage, I felt FANTASTIC, with no real issues with injuries or tremendous tiredness that can accompany that kind of increase. Continue reading
Throughout my life I have set many goals – related to: life, work, education, health, running and I do not really buy into the concept that failure is a good thing.
Instead I believe that smaller successes, bring about larger success.
Have I always been successful – of course not – I am human.
Have I had failures – monumental ones.
However, each time that I have failed, there were still parts, where I was successful and I have learned to build off those smaller successes, instead of focusing too much on what went wrong or what many would consider my failures.
In this picture I was on my way to finishing the Marine Corps Marathon in 1983, after I DNF the 1982 race. I didn’t give up, instead I learned from my mistakes and was motivated to be successful, not fearful of failure.
This has been a pretty good week, in spite of the snow storm this week.
I got my replacement shoes from New Balance and ran further than I have in a long time in one week. The little muscle strains are starting to heal (just not as fast as I want) and I found a pair of shoes that work great for me on the roads.
Now I just have to get transitioned to those New Balance shoes 🙂
This has been a pretty good week until moving snow yesterday and I tweaked my left hamstring, which is going to put me on the shelf for a few days. Other than that this has been a very quiet week.
- RunLog Week of 2/26/12
Weekly Summary 2-26-12
I have gone to focusing more on time than just distance for my daily run, this is quite a difference for me and I am still not used to it and don’t know i I will switch over to this completely or not. Some things I like and others I do not. Continue reading