Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stymied again

It's happened again.  I signed up for the Hyannis Marathon and am all excited to get training for it but there is just one issue; my foot has been giving me a problem for a couple of weeks.  The middle toe and ball of the foot under it have been experiencing pain, almost as if I had jammed it or stepped on something hard.  I have no idea why it is doing this but running definitely makes it worse.  So I took off three days over Christmas but that didn't fix it.  I have now taken another four days off but it still feels off.  I was supposed to do ten miles last Saturday and another 12 this weekend but my schedule is all thrown off now.  I haven't even done ten miles total in the past week!

The plan now is to wait until Saturday or Sunday to start running again and see how it feels.  A week should be plenty of rest time to for it to get better.  At least that's what I keep telling my foot.  Unfortunately it seems to have its own ideas.  Happy freakin' New Year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What to Do

What to do...

The eternal question.  I look out at the blogosphere and am greeted by throngs of people posting their year plans full of which races they will be running culminating in the big year-end challenge.  Seriously, how the hell do you plan so far out?  I can barely keep track of what day it is let alone schedule what I will be doing in October.  It's enough right now that I have a vague notion that there are some sorts of races happening between now and then but I honestly have no idea what they would be.

So in other words, it's time to get my act together and make a plan.

Alright, with that said I think I will take the first step for 2011.  I am going to sign up for the Hyannis marathon in February and I am going to run the hell out of it.  Well, maybe, I may actually just run the purgatory out of it but you get the idea.  Why not start with a marathon?  All the fun of a 10K with 20 extra miles added on!

I keep getting asked if I am going to run Derry and once again I find myself torn.  It sounds like a race I would like and I find myself gravitating towards it, but again I am wavering about it and seem to need a reason to do it. Part of my problem is that I have really scaled back the racing I plan on doing and just never put it on my radar.  Hmm, time is running out so I will have to think on this one.  Meanwhile, the waffling will continue unabated.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010


Saturday was the GNRC HOHOHO 5K and I had every intention of getting out there and lighting up the course with my new found speed.  Unfortunately, Life had other plans; Jen came down with a cold and a fever on Friday and by Saturday morning it wasn't much better.  I couldn't just abandon her so I let her sleep in and watched the kids instead of going to the race.  That sucked especially hard because it was going to be my last race of the year and I wanted to go out of 2010 with our own club race.  Sometimes these things just don't work out.  At least it was just a race, it wasn't like we had to miss our one big night out in town for the year at the gala charity ball where we would be spending the evening away from the kids having adult fun.  Oh yeah, we had to cancel that too.

Suck it Life.