Running has taken a backseat in my life at the moment. 

This last month or so has been one of the most emotionally challenging of my life.

Sometimes the pressure of a race coming up has been helpful and motivational, but at the moment it’s nothing to me but stress, and probably keeps me from what little running I have felt like doing. I am getting back to that - and not training. I’m not training for any races now. I am just, running. When I can. For fun. For stress relief. Because that’s why I used to run. I need that now. 

This is far from the motivational and positive theme my tumblr usually carries but I guess sometimes that’s just the way it is. Thanks for the support always, fellow runblrs :) 

I get a huge kick out of running in weather most people won’t even go outside in.
8 inches of snow? Yes please.
Not a long run, but a hell of a work out trudging through snow.
2.24 miles
10:01 pace 
I’ll take it.

I get a huge kick out of running in weather most people won’t even go outside in.

8 inches of snow? Yes please.

Not a long run, but a hell of a work out trudging through snow.

2.24 miles

10:01 pace 

I’ll take it.

finished importing my Nike+ runs to Garmin Connect

phew, that took forever.

never switching running data platforms again! 

Really loving the Forerunner 10 so far, I don’t even know how I have lived without this. The virtual pacer is the best thing to ever happen to me! 

So much going on in my life lately, can’t even begin… when I’m off my training schedule, my world feels terrible. The dust is starting to settle from the craziness that has been December. Looking forward to better days and better runs ahead

Week 5 done! 
Nike+ is down D: so I haven’t added any splits (in cell comments, as denoted by the red triangles on other days) but I think it’s been an okay week in that regard, trying to work on keeping a consistent pace, so far okay. 
Milestone: mastered the snot rocket
haha, but seriously. I did. 
I may also be the only person I know who ate a normal portion of food on Thanksgiving - though also the only runner I know who didn’t do any races! Just wasn’t feeling it.
Made up my 4 miles this morning to meet my weekly goal. 12 miles tomorrow, the miles are pickin’ up fast! 12 weeks to the 20 miler. yikes yikes yikes.

Week 5 done!

Nike+ is down D: so I haven’t added any splits (in cell comments, as denoted by the red triangles on other days) but I think it’s been an okay week in that regard, trying to work on keeping a consistent pace, so far okay.

Milestone: mastered the snot rocket

haha, but seriously. I did.

I may also be the only person I know who ate a normal portion of food on Thanksgiving - though also the only runner I know who didn’t do any races! Just wasn’t feeling it.

Made up my 4 miles this morning to meet my weekly goal. 12 miles tomorrow, the miles are pickin’ up fast! 12 weeks to the 20 miler. yikes yikes yikes.

Week 7 done. Uneventful and crappy, obviously. 
As of yesterday I finally feel like I have regained all my strength from being sick - yesterday’s run was actually GOOD. It’s been a rough week, but I am feeling optimistic and strong. 
10 weeks to go to the 20 miler, need to suck it up and get things done. 

Week 7 done. Uneventful and crappy, obviously. 

As of yesterday I finally feel like I have regained all my strength from being sick - yesterday’s run was actually GOOD. It’s been a rough week, but I am feeling optimistic and strong. 

10 weeks to go to the 20 miler, need to suck it up and get things done. 

Got my new school ID today… Slightly different from my license. 

Running is awesome. And on that note, off for 6mi.

Got my new school ID today… Slightly different from my license.

Running is awesome. And on that note, off for 6mi.

Week 6 - done… whether I like it or not. 
I’ve been very sick, I made an attempt to run twice after drinking lots of robotussin. One day I managed one single mile, the other day I didn’t even get out of my parking lot before having a coughing fit and turning around. It was pathetic.
It’s been a really discouraging week. I did nothing productive, and I’ve barely slept. I saw Skyfall. That was okay, haha. Dumb week, I feel like a blob. 
On the plus side, I get my student ID this week which means I can use the university gym (pool/indoor track!) and I might adjust my schedule a bit to change my long run days to Friday, which might work better for me, instead of rushing to get it done before work on Sunday. 
My Mizunos look mighty lonely. I’m starting to feel better, I’ll definitely be back at it tomorrow. 
A bend in the road is not the end of the road, right? :)

Week 6 - done… whether I like it or not. 

I’ve been very sick, I made an attempt to run twice after drinking lots of robotussin. One day I managed one single mile, the other day I didn’t even get out of my parking lot before having a coughing fit and turning around. It was pathetic.

It’s been a really discouraging week. I did nothing productive, and I’ve barely slept. I saw Skyfall. That was okay, haha. Dumb week, I feel like a blob. 

On the plus side, I get my student ID this week which means I can use the university gym (pool/indoor track!) and I might adjust my schedule a bit to change my long run days to Friday, which might work better for me, instead of rushing to get it done before work on Sunday. 

My Mizunos look mighty lonely. I’m starting to feel better, I’ll definitely be back at it tomorrow. 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road, right? :)

Pacing Question

Stupid question, how the hell do I maintain a relatively similar pace? I can fluctuate between 8:30-9:20 without noticing a difference, even when I’m trying to be conscious of it. That’s a huge discrepancy. How do you maintain your pace?

a little perspective is nice every now and then. 

a little perspective is nice every now and then.