To be honest, I was actually feeling pretty uninspired over the past couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure part of my issue was dietary related, and part of my issue was injury related. My Blerch was definitely chasing me for a while but I think I'm starting to outrun him.
If you don't know what the Blerch is, you need to go read the comic linked here so you understand what I'm talking about. Go ahead, I'll wait.
In that comic, Matthew Inman (aka The Oatmeal) talks about how he doesn't believe in the wall, but rather he believes in the Blerch. For the past few runs I've felt the Blerch stalking me me like a predator, trying to get me to stop and be lazy. All week I've been feeling more exhausted when running and instead of thinking I'm hitting the wall I keep thinking it's just the Blerch getting too close for comfort and trying to grab me to slow me down.
Overall I have been able to work to fend off the Blerch a…
Apologies for being late with this week's post. I over scheduled myself for this week so I wasn't able to get my writing done during my usual Wednesday time slot. Lesson learned and next week I'll be cutting back on my commitments. But I'm here, so on with the show!
I'll return with my normal goal and training recaps next week, but this week I wanted to share with you something important, something fun, and something tasty. So without further ado...
3 Tips for Cold Weather Running
It's winter here in New England, which means I'll usually run into a mixed bag of weather and road conditions. In the past that would usually stop me, but I'm not letting it stop me this year. Just the other day I managed to get out for a run in some rainy/snowy weather for the first time ever! I did get back just before the roads started to ice up, which was a good thing because my sneakers weren't that great on slick surfaces. But Tuesday's run inspired me to share so…
I've been meaning to restart some sort of blog for a while and here I am finally doing it! Huzzah!
Does Happy Dance!
Actually, I'm not really doing a happy dance, mostly because I have 2 left feet and would fall flat on my rear. But I digress...
So why did I start this blog? It's mostly to log my journey to finally finishing my first marathon. Last year I set a goal of finishing one and bombed miserably. I had too many things going on, I moved, work was funky... Yeah, those are all excuses, and I agree they aren't good ones.
But when I re-framed what happened with my training in 2017 I realized that I had other things that were more of a priority that had to be settled so now I finally have a clear head to focus on my personal health and wellness. Hence, this year the big goal of running a marathon is my primary focus yet again.
2018 - New Year, New Me!
Now for the actual content.
Right now I'm fighting a chest cold (no bueno) so my wo…