Friday, May 20, 2011

not to finish, or not to start at all?

I have a half-marathon coming up next Sunday. I will not finish the race -- I'm not trained for it, my ankle's not ready, and my goal for this race has been to reach the finish line happy and healthy, which will not happen if I attempt the full distance. aside from the fact that I signed up for this half-marathon in order to try out a training regime, and that's obviously gone out the window...I'm wondering, should I even bother to show up for the race at all?? I want to. it's a two-loop course so I could easily stop at mile 8...but I'm not sure I can even make it that far. which is heartbreaking in and of itself. :(

so. DNS, or DNF??

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

one month and one day

one month and one day after running the Cherry Blossom 10-miler in my pink VFFs and thrashing my heel/foot/ankle/whatever...I ran again.


sure, it was only for a tenth of a mile. sure, I was really only running because the dog was excited and would otherwise have yanked my arm out of its socket. sure, my ankle twinged for a bit afterwards (faded after 4 blocks, never rose above the "twinge" level). and sure, I was in my flat unsupportive boots that I'd worn to work. but! I mother-effing ran, people.

maybe tomorrow I will try a real run -- of like .2 miles maybe! -- in running clothes and everything! (my next problem is quickly going to be one of finding new running shoes when I can't, yet. hrmm.)

also? I took the puppy out for a walk after work even though I just wanted to stuff food in my face and collapse on the couch. yay I got outside, yay goals!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


yesterday was a total fail, in terms of my primary monthly resolution (I actually did make some progress towards my tertiary). but! today is a new day, and while I won't go so far as to make new day's resolutions...I can resolve to be better about my monthly goals. watch me go!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

happy new month!

...just doesn't have quite the same ring as Happy New Year, does it?? ah well. it's a new month and I'm makin some resolutions!!

1. get outside. this is my main goal for the month. I like to keep my resolutions simple so I can remember them -- my new year's resolution last year was "finish what you started" and this year is "just be me." all of the below count as part of this goal:
  • take the dog for a walk
  • go for a hike! (with or without dog...)
  • hit some golf balls
  • jump on a friend's trampoline (after foot has fully healed)
  • hang out on the patio, with laptop or book if need be
  • take a different form of transportation to work -- walk or bike
see how I very carefully structured those so that I'm not relying on running to get me outside?? because I've started using my injured foot as an excuse, and despite sometimes feeling like running is everything, there are other ways to be active and get outside.

2. be an active participant. I have a bad habit of living on the periphery, and/or living vicariously, and the internet makes it so super easy to be that way. so here are the pieces of this goal:
  • blog more consistently
  • comment more consistently
  • decide whether it's time to take a break from twitter and/or Facebook
  • make plans to hang out with friends once a week...and not to watch HIMYM
3. track to-do's. I have several major projects going on right now, including a few at work, wedding planning, and health/fitness stuff including marathon training eep. in general I like to think I'm a really organized person, but I clearly haven't figured out a good system for tracking to-do's that works for me. yesterday I installed software that will make my phone talk to my computer (they're different OSes, it was hard, whiiiiiiine), so hopefully that will help. I give myself two weeks to try that, otherwise it's time to move to Things or OmniTrack.

yay goals! happy May!!