Snow Falling on C-Group Runner

(I’ve got no idea how competitive running works. I just know that there’s no way I’d be even an A-Group, or probably even a B-Group. Truthfully? I’m probably not even close to running’s D-List, although if the Woz can get into Kathy Griffin’s knickers while relying on his Segway to scoot around, I’m guessing I’m pretty safe at sneaking into the C-Group)


So, y’know those days? I’ve been working through a couple of them at work, though it looks like I may be seeing the light at the edge of the woods (or is that a cliff).

One of the lessons that I keep re-learning is that keeping a fitness routine is even more crucial during times of stress. SO, why am I so quick to ditch fitness when I get stressed?

Anyway, I carved out time yesterday afternoon to get in the run. Just a three-miler. I parked at the Jamestown Soccer field for the first time in a long while, changed, and started running.

It happens, and it happens again, and it will happen again in the future, but somewhere in those first few steps, the world changes, the mind lets go, and there’s nothing but feet, lungs, snowflakes pinging your face, and the road ahead.

Ah, the road ahead.

(Not Quite) Spring Fever

Hi, y’all.

Its been tough going lately, at least as far as running is concerned. There’s just not enough hours in the day for work and getting outside. And the ankle troubles are back. Not sure what brought them on, but I would hazard a guess that there is something to do with a little bit of inconsistiency in my training. Not so effective to try to cram a week’s worth of miles into the last three days of the week.

Looks like I’m not going to make the full marathon at Oklahoma City. But I’m happy with the half, ’cause I get to see my shiny new niece and nephew.

But, I was back running today, on a reduced schedule for the half. And the run was good.

Man, this feels awkward. It’s almost tougher to write again after a break than it is to run.

Either that, or I’ve just got less to say.

One thing I worry about is that it’s becoming much easier to consume entertainment on the web than is strictly healthy. I’m trying to pare down my RSS reading, and Hulu, as cool as it is, is as bad a time-sink as YouTube.