Well, miracles do happen and I owe this one to Burt! I'm going to try to log my miles. Heavens how I've missed this place. My solace. My friends. My motivation. My miles. I've been running...quite like the fool I've always been with running. But, I've lost so much by not logging it and sharing it with anyone who may care and for ME. I miss looking back and knowing what I'd run, how fast and being able to ask myself for more.
So, my resolution is to get back to my daily logs. For me. All for me. But, if some of you decide to read and enjoy, I welcome your comments, suggestions, support and humor. Bring it on!
This race I did the first year it was held in 2011 on my scooter with my broken foot. Since then, I've started each year out with a 50K here. I haven't ever finished the 50K in the allotted five hours of time, but I do it because I can't help but do it! It is just my goal and I can't stop until I get there.
This year I didn't track my laps...I tried, but after 99 my watch just stopped and wouldn't record any more laps! So, when I was done running I checked how many they had me recorded as running, then I ran a few more to get to 115...on a 442M track. Because I didn't run the inside lane the full time I'm sure I ran closer to 32 miles, but meh...bygones.
It was a wonderful run with lots of friends. I got to visit with Becca, Kimberly, Kandi, Galen, Curtis and a few others. I love chatting and running on this race and then plugging into my ipod and pushing out the last hour. I tried to stay up on my fueling but my lack of early fueling took me down the 3rd hour for too many breaks! I think that was my downfall. But, I still had a great time and look forward to doing it again!
This past year I have been an ambassador for Extra Mile Racing and I've loved it! At the race Jared Eborn gave me a t-shirt quilt as being Ambassador of the year. I was probably the only ambassador that actually kept their participation and work going throughout the year! But, at least I follow through.
I have struggled with motivation these past few months. I've completed all my "big" life goals. I finished a full IM with the Iron Cowboy on July 25th this past summer. I did R2R2R in Nov 2014 and loved it! I've run a sub 1:30 half and well...I hate 5Ks, so I don't run them if I can avoid it. I also ran the trifecta this past year (3 marathons in 3 days in 3 states) and a total of 12 marathons and I think my lifetime total of marathons is at 43...44 if you count today. I've started lifting and going to Catchweight fitness and boxing and I'm loving the change of pace and new challenges. But, I LOVE running! sigh...I just can't give it up. It fills me like nothing else. But, all my friends have gotten faster or moved or our schedules just don't match up. I don't have people to run WITH. My Newtons group tolerates me and they don't complain, but I hate being the back of the group, running alone and making them constantly wait for me at each gathering point. I have no business running with them. They know it and I know it, but we have such a great time together it is hard to give it up. Plus, I always end up running alone and not getting to visit with anyone anyway. Sigh, it is my last strong hold to the running world, but it is slipping away quickly. I miss my running family and the great memories and bonds I made over so many miles and years. I just can't deal with the drama on the FB group anymore. That and the chest selfies post run...ugh. Anyway, so I'm hoping that somehow this mortivates me to keep running. Maybe someone will start stalking me and caring about what I run which will force me to run AND log the miles. I have to do it for myself this time. I'll take this step alone and maybe I'll find my way out of this funk!
Happy New year and welcome back to my long, rambling posts!