I have been especially frustrated with the cold weather lately, so this morning I decided to change things up and run on the treadmill at the gym.
It was boring, monotonous, and difficult at times, but I made it and I wasn’t cold.
Distance: 8 miles
Weather: NOT freezing cold 🙂 ; outside: 6 degrees (yuck!)
After work today, I ran another 3 miles outside. I was tired, so I took it slow.
I have to admit I’ve been feeling a little fatigued this week. My goal is to run 54 miles this week, and you might be thinking, “What are you training for?” Well, the answer to that would be: “nothing.”
So, why, you ask, are you running so many miles then? Well, that is a good question and one I don’t know the answer to myself. Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’ve been smoking something. (Just kidding, Mom!)
I guess I have this weird obsession with trying to run and train as much as I can. Maybe I want to get it all out of my system before I start having kids or maybe I still like to pretend I’m in college—training for cross country and track. Whatever the reason, I love the challenge of seeing how much I can run and how far I can push myself. And if that means pretending to train for something, when in reality training for nothing, I guess that’s what it will be.
Okay, so that’s not the entire truth. I know I will be running races this summer, I just haven’t signed up for anything yet. Mostly because I don’t know what I’ll be doing this summer—except not working. 😀
I would love to run Grandma’s Marathon again, but I don’t know if I will be in Minnesota during that time. I am not that keen about running Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon or the Big Wild Life Marathon (the two big races in Anchorage) because you are pretty much running 26.2 miles by yourself, out in the middle of no where, without anyone around to cheer for you, and frankly that does not excite me. Now of course this is my opinion. Many people are probably drawn to the thought of running a “midnight sun” marathon (which is not done at midnight in case you were wondering), in Alaska’s wildness, but I guess I’m just over it.
So whatever happens, I’ll continue training for “nothing” knowing that eventually I’ll be ready for something when the opportunity presents itself. 🙂
What race are you training for?
If you are not a runner, do you think I’m crazy? (Actually, I take that back, please don’t answer that because I like living in my crazy little world.)