Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week 8: Yes!

This morning I clocked in a solid 10 miler. I didn't run particularly fast but I felt okay and managed even splits - amazing, given the massive steak dinner and copious amounts of pinot noir I enjoyed last night.

It's been a long time since I've knocked off a double digit run. Feels good.


"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."
-Alice Walker

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week 7: And then some...

Inspired by the Ubster, who ran the Detroit Marathon Sunday morning,  I decided to go long today and click off 8 miles, which brought my weekly total up to 24.

While fairly pedestrian when compared to my weekly mileage of years past, it is a notable achievement under my current circumstances.

Now the question becomes, can I maintain?

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before."

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Week 6: Just barely

I made it...

Not by much and with little time to spare, but, I reversed the trend and hit 20 miles for the week.

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
-Douglas Adams

Monday, October 03, 2011

Week 4 & 5: Refocus

Consistency is difficult to achieve. Apparently, it's also difficult to maintain... I suppose that's the point.

Business trips and birthday parties notwithstanding, my training has fallen short of goal these past couple of weeks.

There's nothing to be done but to lace up and head out.

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson