I’m in a rut and having a hard time getting out of it.
Work has been crazy. I am working more hours. Up at 4:45 am and getting home at 6:00 pm is getting old. Ice and snow all around making everything more depressing.
My only option is treadmill running and I hate it. I don’t get the same satisfaction out of a treadmill run as a road run.
I went 7 days without running and I didn’t even go that long after the marathon.
My eating habits are fairly good with the exception of donut day at work! 🙂
Last week, I got home late. Fed the dogs. Showered and in bed by 8:30pm so it seems like the past week was a waste.
I did get in a good run Friday and a long run this morning but still on the treadmill because of all the ice and snow on the ground. I don’t mind running in snow and in fact like it but I won’t do ice. At 55 years old, I do have to worry about falling.
I’ve been running since 2010 and haven’t had a real serious injury (knock wood) and hope to keep it that way until I can’t run anymore.
For the first time in the last 5 years, I am starting to feel my age. I see more wrinkles and gray hair by the day. I think it’s the weather putting me in this funk but I did wake up this morning with the realization of just how close I am to 60.
My health is good. I’m physically fit and happy with my life but I am thinking much more about my mortality. Maybe it’s the dreariness of the weather. Maybe it’s because I am facing the early death of my brother. I dunno.
Last Saturday, Kevin and I celebrated Mardi Gras in a big way in St. Louis! I ate and drank too much. I actually tied one on! I can’t do that again. I felt bad for a couple of days!
I guess everyone has to let loose every now and then.
I have a few upcoming runs that I am looking forward to. March 14 – St. Patrick’s Day 5 Mile run. March 28 is the Boots and Badges 5k to benefit families of fallen police and firemen.
Then April 12 is the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon.
I plan on finding a marathon to run in the fall. If I am lucky, my name may be drawn to run in the NYC Marathon. That would be incredible!
I will get back on track. I’ve had this happen before.
Hurry up Spring!
Kevin and I had date night tonight. We went to see “American Sniper” and went to dinner.
I’m laid up now on my sofa with 2 sweet dogs surrounding me.
That’s my happy place…….