I know, I know. You all have missed me and my ramblings. I have been a little lost for the last couple months. Since the triathlon relay precisely, I have been without running and am now just getting back into it. I have been searching for weeks to figure out what has happened to my motivation and purpose. I'm still not sure what's up, but the best I can come up with is that I am not running the NYC Marathon this year. I have been bummed by that fact for months and probably will continue to be until the next time I am in Staten Island early one November morning for a nice jog :)
I think the real need I have is for a new race or two. I have my sights set on a couple spring races that I am going to run by the logistical commander soon and I will update you when can. Last week I teased that there would be big news coming from the Daily Fitness Journal. Maura said that I made it seem like I was going to be giving out free stuff. Actually, my big announcement is that I am going to attempt a Boston Qualifier in the spring. Basically, this means that at my age, I will need to run a 3:20 marathon. To elaborate a little, this means that I need to average somewhere between a 7:37-7:38/mile for 26.2 miles. More on this later.
For those that thought I was giving shit away for free, my bad. Stayed tuned though as I have a couple things that I can put together in a goody bag and I will do a Halloween giveaway. For now, I am back, running, and I will be here regularly with my running and more.
Today, I ran a solid effort 5 miler in about 40:40. I feel like I am i an ok place running-wise, however, I am fat from eating so I am dragging around about 15-20 lbs. too much. Time to check myself a bit eating wise.