Now, I am not a coach, a professional or someone who gets paid to write about running. I am just a chic who happened to fall in love with running a few years back and loves to share about the ups and downs of the sport. I have been joining in on the bloggy running community for a while now, giving my take on injuries, setbacks and of course, celebrating when we have achieved a running goal. I thought it was time though, that I step up and let you all in on what's going on in my day to day running life.
I have goals, I have made some great achievements this year and I want to share it with all of you.
Right now, I am nursing an injury that should be all healed by the end of the week. Then it's back to full time training to hit my ultimate goal: BQ on December 6th at the California International Marathon! My plan is a bit of a hodge-podge of running plans. It is part SmartCoach and part Pete Pfitzinger. My problem with these plans though, is that they always want me to run at such a SLOW pace for many of my long runs. I just can't do it. I am no speed demon, but I can no longer do a run at a 9:20 pace. I just tire out too quickly. So aside from the pace of my long runs, it is a good mix of the two.
I often find myself on my runs blogging already in my head. I am thinking about my blogging buddies out there on their own long runs or at their own races. I want an outlet to be able to let you all know if I finished that hard run or a place where I can personally congratulate you if you did a kick-ass job at your race or your own long run. It's time for me to be accountable.
I honestly think that the blog will keep me on track. Not that I ever skip a planned run, but sometimes I know my heart just isn't in it, and I want a place to remind me that I am running for myself but also maybe, just possibly, for someone else that day.
I am also no computer guru. I am a tax accountant. Not all accountants are boring! But it may take me a bit of time to make my blog all cute and fancy like the rest of them. So be patient please! And I promise, I will make this blog an honest outlet for my own running life and hopefully a positive place for all of you.
Keep on running!