Before and After

Ugh.  This is a not good before and after.  And it’s not of my body.  I’m not sure what to think of all of this.  But, let me write it all down and try to figure it out.

On Sunday I ran the Mizuno Val Nolasco Half Marathon.  It is part of the Race Readiness Series for the Honolulu Marathon.  I really needed an excuse to get out the door and go and run.  I also wanted to add in a few miles to make it to 16 miles.  (Which I ended up doing).

The route was exactly the same as the Hibiscus Half Marathon I completed about a year and a half ago.  This is my second fastest half marathon.  So, I decided to compare the two.  And ugh.  Maybe I shouldn’t have.  I’m now feeling pretty disappointed with myself and pretty darn slow. Continue reading

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already planning next year

Yep… I still have two marathons this year, but my thoughts are already on to next year.  I am over running long distances.  I just can’t get the motivation to go out and get it done.  The weather is warm – and I really don’t feel like running for hours in 80F+ temperatures.

So, I’m planning  next year. Continue reading

Bad runs… Good runs…

homer_runningI’ve had some terrible runs lately.  Really terrible.  I was meant to do a long run last Sunday.  It didn’t happen.  My dog had to go to the vet on Monday.  Long story short, he ended up wearing a cone, and feeling very needy.  I’m one of ‘those’ people.  No, I don’t dress him up.  I don’t walk him in a baby stroller.  But he is my fur-baby.  So, I didn’t run Monday (after the vet) or Tuesday.  I couldn’t leave him alone, so I was housebound for those days.   Continue reading