I like to run. I've learned that it really isn't about where you're going, it's about the getting there - the how, the why, the who with. This blog is just a little repository for my thoughts along the way; the setbacks, the lessons learned, and the occasional triumph.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Back in the Saddle

I didn't exactly set out to take the last 2 weeks off from running, but it's turned out like that anyway.

Well, I did figure it would be OK to disappear from all of my running routes last week. After all, I ran a very hard and very successful marathon 2 Saturdays ago, and a week off was a wise choice and a worthy reward.

This week, however, well.... Time just wasn't as ample as it needed to be. (Ironically, my Running calendar has a little quote in the corner this month from John Bryant that says, "My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.")

I did get a little fiver in on the Thursday last week, and I went out for a gentle eight this past Wednesday, so I haven't been completely idle. But one run per week isn't quite up to my usual quota.

SO, I'm looking out at the makings of a pleasant weekend with plenty of time to get out, shake off the rust and get in two healthy runs. I figure I've got a couple of weeks to decide if I'm going to aim my summer running towards knocking out a fast 10K and Half-Marathon, or if I'm going to see about maintaining enough base mileage to take a crack at finishing - just finishing, mind you - my first 100-miler in August.

The nice thing is, after all the time away from it the last 14 days, I'm really looking forward to getting back out on the trails again!


Paige said...

I say, go for the hundo...why not??


GTI said...

There it is. I knew one of you would pony up and finally start pushing me to the "reasonable" option. ;)
(Thanks, P.)