After a long absence I have returned. My thoughts about blogging are why. I say the same things over and over and include my occasional race report, so why do the blog. I guess it is to put down my concerns, successes, and the occasional rant. I guess it is time to use it or lose it. Meaning continue to blog or not. I shall try to continue.
My running over the past year has been a little out of sink. This may be due to family health issues, getting sick myself, and age. I know I am influenced by the age thing. I can't run as fast as I once did even when following my tried and true training regimes. I even need the daily nap to recharge my batteries. Now this does become a problem for this coming June when I run the Mohican Trail 100. How does one get their nap in a race that will be longer than a day. A question that boggles the mind. One could sleep on the run. I have done this on past 100's and stayed on course, but with being older the nap may be longer meaning I could wander of course and end up who knows where. Oh well, I did digress. That is one thing on my mind, but not the only thing.
Now my plans are as follows for racing this 1st half of 2011: May 1 -- Colorado Marathon; May 21 -- Fargo Marathon,; and June 18 -- Mohican Trail 100. I will do the race directors version of the Forget the PR 50K Trail Race on April 10 for volunteers. So there are the plans and believe it or not I have been training, even with the crappy weather we have had this winter. Though through my training I have found I am slower than in the past, but I have accepted whatever the outcome since all runners must go through this or give up.
Since I do enjoy running, one must go on. I could just not do races anymore, but first I must finish my commitment (goals) I have set years ago. Do all 50 states marathon or more, do all 50 states and DC marathon or more, do a 100 miler every decade until I can no longer achieve this goal. I am close to achieving the 50 states & DC goals and the 100 I do have 9 years to continue this goal, of course let's hope for success at Mohican Trail 100.
So their are my thoughts after several months, now let's see if I can continue the comments..................