I'm not crazy...I'm just bored!! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://RADRunning.fastrunningblog.com/ Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:49:34 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Wed, Nov 13, 2019 http://RADRunning.fastrunningblog.com/blog-11-13-2019.html <p>I had to come back here today to read my Ogden 2012 race report...my first BQ.&nbsp;</p> <p>My life has changed a lot since those days, but one thing hasn&#39;t: my love for this blog and the people I met here! So, I had to write a little quaint note about life. I need to get back here and blog more. I think it would help my motivation.</p> <p>Well, motivation may be the wrong word. I run, a lot still. But, running has taken on new meaning in my life. Due to Zac&#39;s death and the health issues that have plauged me since then, I&#39;ve had to adapt to a new normal. I&#39;m not the speed focused runner I once was. I just run what I want, when I want and at whatever pace I want. I don&#39;t feel like my body is quite ready to tackle the training burden that comes with speed...or maybe I&#39;m just being lazy about it and using it as an excuse. I haven&#39;t quite figured it out yet.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;ve started working towards new goals, but they are typically more along the lines of simply getting through the day without taking a nap AND being productive! HA! It rarely happens. But, baby Fartlek is carrying the torch for me.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is currently getting ready for the State USATF meet and trying to qualify for Nationals. I hope that he is able to make it. He has worked really hard this season and is running quite well right now! 13:27 for a 3K on grass with hills. Dang! Then I read my race report...I used to be able to keep up with him!&nbsp;</p> <p>My pace is around a 9-9:30 AP on most runs and then I&#39;ll throw in some trails and those are even slower. But, I enjoy my time moving and my friends and nature. I CAN run! So, I just drink in every minute and I&#39;ve learned to just not care about pace. Maybe someday again...someday :)</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:00