Nine days since my last run. I know that running this infrequently just makes the whole process more difficult, but I have to take my opportunities when I can. While I’ve been kept pretty busy with a full schedule lately, I can’t say that I don’t have opportunities. In this case, «opportunities» translates to «windows of motivation.»
This morning I had more get-up-and-go than usual. I’ve done laundry, cleaned the catbox, taken the trash out, and topped it off with a run. It means I won’t get to paid work responsibilities until probably close to noon, but that’s not a huge problem.
Last night I had dinner with a woman who did her first marathon this year. I’ve been telling myself for years that «this will be the year» and I haven’t yet made it happen. A marathon is a big commitment and far out of the range of nearby possibility, but I shouldn’t let that stop me from getting started. Maybe I ought to pick a marathon from next year’s calendar and start planning a training regimen.
In any case, there are shorter-range goals I can plan on for next year: Bay to Breakers, the Spring US Half, and of course DSE races darn near every weekend. The Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is coming up; that’s a five miler that I could certainly do. It also means that whatever they are calling the Run to the Far Side these days (Run Wild?) can’t be too far away either.