So I went AWOL again. The truth is, I totally burned out on marathon training. I didn’t want to run (far, anyway), I didn’t want to write about running, and I didn’t want to read about running.
I spent too many Saturday mornings in soaking wet socks.
I got my butt kicked by the move.
I couldn’t stand the thought of losing any of summer’s last weekends to long run recovery.
Consequently, I allowed myself to run 60% of my training runs for a few weeks and dropped blogging altogether.
Instead, I got to enjoy taking life a little slower. Charlie and I set up our new apartment.
I read a few good books:The Night Circus, which I LOVED; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close a worthwhile read, but not my favorite; The Hand and the Fist which I found both eye-opening and inspiring; and my current read Water for Elephants, that 100 pages in has me hooked.
I’ve also taken time to catch up with friends, enjoyed some of the less healthy pleasures in life, and finally got a damn haircut!
Anyhow, I’m back on the wagon- determined to get my mileage during the last three weeks of training before the taper begins
Summer’s back! For me it means two things:
1) I have time to breathe again
2) Marathon training is about to hit
I’m going to get back to my regularly scheduled posts about training, fueling, and managing to party hardy through it all, but first I figured I’d better give ya’ll an update on what’s up in my world.
I finished my Masters!! And am the proud holder of a Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Management, woo hooo!
I started a new job in my field and finally make enough money to get cable and pay for air conditioning. Thank GOODNESS given today’s forecast.
I’ve been kicking it with my awesome running team.
I had a grand old time in Atlantic City with friends.
I PR’d in two races in my “off-season,” proving that I have the potential to run much faster than I thought I could.
I set up my NYC Marathon Training Schedule in order to live up to the aforementioned PRs (soo much running)!
And finally, I moved my blog!
At long last, after a year of (semi) regularly maintaining Drunk on Opportunity, I decided it was time to move to a more customizable platform. I’ll celebrate my first “blog-o-versary” on Friday, and upgrading the blog was just the kick in the petutie I needed to get back on track for year two. So update your subscriptions and find me at drunkonopportunity.com!