Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

January 16, 2011

Ever since just before Christmas my running schedule has been out of sync. We went out of town for Christmas and then that next week was spent dealing with what evidently was the flu. This has been followed by cold weather and now rain. I have been doing what I could muster in trying to keep this morning time dedicated to this endeavor, but it is not easy. Maybe I have something to prove and maybe I don’t. I do know I didn’t restart this to try to make myself miserable. It also seems that a little time off helps my body “catch up” as now I do feel stronger and much more like my old running self. I have not stepped out the door this morning as it is raining and I am not sure of the benefits of running in 40 degree rain. I will run tomorrow and maybe even later today if I can make that opportunity.

My biggest flaw in this time since Christmas is also being inspired enough to have anything to say here and then going that extra step of making those lines appear as text. There is actually a fine line between the inspiration and distraction. Take right now for instance, I am being compelled to go make coffee and if this thought overrides everything else, I will have to go make coffee before I can get on with anything else. I will now go make coffee and maybe when I get back I will have something worth saying.

January 20, 2011     07:14 am

Well, here it is four days later and I’m just getting back to this. I again have not had coffee this morning, but it is made, so I don’t have to worry about that. It has been very hard to  get out the door, as I was saying before. That has not changed.  As I was laying in bed listening to the static laced musings from my old clock radio, I was mulling over in my mind whether I should just take today off. I knew that there is supposed to be a cold front coming sometime this morning and that tomorrow it could be in the high 20’s or low 30’s. With that in mind, I thought I should at least do my short route (about two miles) and by the time I had walked out the door I was set on making it to the one mile marker on the trail, which would be about four and a half miles. I set out and somehow during the run I let myself end up around by the spider, which as of right now is my long route ( a little over six miles). Getting out the door is really the hardest part and making sure you keep that time you have allocated dedicated to this effort follows closely behind.

It is only about two months until the Capitol 10,000 and I still have some real work to do. Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I am going to add a new route that will add three miles to my long route. That will give me a route of about nine miles. My aim will be to cover that as many times as I can during the month of February and then carry over into March. All this may be further complicated by the weather, but I’ll just have to do what I can do and then a little more. Now to get to my coffee.     Fri(12/31)  W38:18.90     Sat  W40:04.97     Mon  W38:14.95     Tue  19:12.48     Wed  18:58.59     Thu  59:53.30     Fri  49:14.06     Sat  58:29.18     Tue  58:26.44     Thu  57:25.58     Fri  19:05.30     Sat W40:00.00     Mon  57:50.91    Tue  59:04.73     Wed  18:47.38     Thu  58:16.70

Gary

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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

~Author Unknown

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

~Newt Gingrich

He conquers who endures.

~Persius

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

~Albert Einstein

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.  ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

Quotes taken from: http://www.quotegarden.com

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