Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You Got This

Wow...just dropped in because I felt like writing a post today and noticed that it has almost been a year since I last wrote anything. Kids, man! Okay, so I only have one but to be fair he can be a handful.

My poor little running blog has seen better days. So many times I've dropped in to start a post but ended up scrapping it. Mostly because I only managed to throw together two sentences before I got bored. I guess I am having a major bout of lack of blogging motivation. Is that just called writer's block?

Anyways, I'm not sure why I haven't blogged more because I'm been working out a ton, which includes lots of running. The month of May actually turned out to be one of my highest mileage months ever. Crazy, right? I guess trading in my weekly long runs for several shorter runs was "same-same" but different. Fitness-wise I'm mostly back to my pre-baby level. For example, I'm running faster paces now as compared to my pre-baby self during peak training periods. Although, I haven't quite gotten back to running long miles on the weekends yet since I'm not training for anything currently.

Speaking of that...I was quite content with the amount of running I've been doing but recently I started to get the "marathon running itch" again. Where's the "uh oh" emoji? I don't know where these feelings are going to take me. For the longest time, my one and only driving force to train was to qualify for Boston but now that I have done that twice and ran Boston I can't seem to find my focus or I guess figure out a new goal. I mean, I guess I can try to qualify for Boston again. Yeah...what to do?

So I guess this is the reason why I haven't gotten back into the marathon game. Although, I have to say that my love for running still burns strong. People are constantly asking me what I am training for and I know it is because they see the passion or umm rather my red face and sweaty clothes after a run. It feels different to say that I am not training for anything and that I run just because I like to. People look at you weird when you run for no apparent reason at all I guess. Whatever.

For the time being, I guess I'm secretly marathon hunting but I guess that's not much of a secret anymore. I wanted to post a current photo of me but apparently I must be camera shy because I don't have many, especially not of me running. I only have this photo that I posted to Instagram recently of me getting my gainz on at the gym. See those 25 lb dumbbells? I use them.  >_<