Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Registered for Boston

I am in a total blogging funk. I go back and forth. Keep the blog alive or just ditch it? I love that blogging has given me the opportunity to meet other lady runners that may also have kids and are near me in age, but...I don't know...I'd rather have all you ladies live nearby and run with me (or guys, that would be fine too). Then we could train together and chat in the real world. Obviously, that's not happening anytime soon, so I'm stuck with a blog. C'est la vie, right?

Miss Kaylee had a successful first week of Kindergarten. She successfully got everyone in the family sick. In less than a week. She's also quite happy with school and has adjusted just fine. I just wish she wasn't so ambitious with her germ spreading. You can probably tell from her first day of school photo (over on the left) that she was ready to go. She did admit to being a tiny bit nervous, but I told her that would probably happen at the beginning of every year, and as far as I know, is pretty typical. She seemed okay with that explanation.

Let's see, from a training perspective things have been okay. I had some schedule issues last week, missed one day of running and as a result wound up with a 60 mile week (with a good amount of MP running). That's the problem with trying to maintain 60-75 miles a week. One missed day (without a super long run planned) and you can barely make it to 60 (or at least I can barely make it to 60). And, because I am being beat down by this illness I've already missed one day this week. Ugh. Also, I have a three hour and ten minute long run planned for this Sunday, which may or may not happen depending on how the week unfolds. I already had to refill all my asthma medications after being free of them for almost eight months. Kids. And their germs. It's a good thing they're so cute and lovable.

In other news, I registered for Boston today. I don't have an official you got in letter yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll get in. I almost convinced myself not to register. Almost. I had declared to Nick over the weekend that I wouldn't be registering. He just sort of raised his eyebrows. You know, like a "really, who do you think you're fooling look?" Then I went running with my co-worker today, and it was, of course, the first question she asked me. "Did you register?" Then I had to explain that I wasn't going to run it. I was tired of training, and running lots of miles, and being sick, and blah blah blah. But after running with her I decided that I might regret not registering later (this will be my first Boston), and so I spoke with Nick (who gave me an "I knew it!"), and then I registered for Boston. So there you have it. I've registered for my next marathon before I've run the marathon that I'm currently training for. And that my friends, sounds crazy. But in a good way, right?


Karen said...

It would be fun to be able to train with you! Think of all the crazy runner energy floating around if we all ran together!

Everyone hits blogging slumps, especially when real life gets a bit stressful. Don't worry about it. We'll be here whenever you feel like writing. No pressure.

Cool beans on Boston! Hubby loved it, you should run at least one of them :)

Raina said...

Oh you LIVE near Boston and haven't raced it? Then you have to do it at least once!
I am glad you haven't stopped blogging. I would miss you. I like your posts- they seem very real to me and much a mirror of my own life, except for your 5k paces, of course. :)

Hope you all recover from the bug soon! Happy school year to you.

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

So happy Kaylee likes kindergarten. Such a relief. But darn bugs, grr! Hope for no more bugs for you at least until the marathon.
I think if you hit 70-75 for a few weeks, you are fine dropping a bit. Those are the peak weeks. You are doing a ton of MP/HMP work. If the 3 hour+ run does not happen, you will be just fine with a 20 miler with some MP at the end:), or just a shorter easy run if you don't feel well. I think this is your best training cycle by far and I would not be surprised to see a sub 3:10 here. And Boston, you will kill that. Boston is about strength and I think you will do awesome there.
I'll let you know if any crazy ideas come to mind. And I am open to suggestions:)

Pam said...

A)Yes definitely crazy in a good way! I think that phrase pretty much sums up distance running in general.
B) Nooooo! Definitely don't stop blogging! Yours is one of my faves.

lindsay said...

haha. i've waffled on blogging myself this year. but i've met / "met" some cool people through it and for that i will always be grateful. i do wish people lived closer though!

first boston! that is exciting. :)

look at the little diva! such a cutie.

Danielle said...

If you didn't register I'd have been so mad!!!!! Seriously you inspire me every day with your running!!!