Thursday, March 6, 2014

February Rewind

Well, hello there, Bloggy friends!  How nice to see you!!  You know the drill....busy, busy....yada, yada.  If it makes you feel any better I think about you, probably on a daily basis.  I'm just not too great at taking the time to check in.  Before time really gets away from me I better give you a wrap up of February.

Typically February is this little bitty month that nothing very exciting happens.  Winter is wrapping up, signs of spring are on it's way.  This year, at least, the first statement is true.  Nothing exciting happened.  The other part though....not really happening.  Spring?  What is that?  I fear it will NEVER come.  EVER!  Ok, ok....quit being dramatic.  But really, this sure has been a trying winter in terms of running conditions.  Ugh!  We'll save that vent for another post (if I can get on here and actually post it!!).

BIG drumroll please....

Miles Ran:  100

If you were to say:  What?!?!  That's it?!?!  I'd totally agree and be all like, I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?!  How crazy lame is that?!?!?!  However, I don't think most normal people would say that.  Just me & my crazy expectations of myself.  Honestly, I do feel super lame right now.  I mean I call myself a runner, right?  Sure doesn't look like it to me!

What can I do though?  I said I'd cut back & I did.  Even more crazy though is that I'm having a ton more aches & pains running less miles than I did when I was pumping out 200+ miles a month.  That almost seems easy in hindsight.  This "only" 100 miles stuff is hard.  Mentally & physically.

Still not sure what to do about it.  I just take it as it is.  Everything has a season...yada yada.  I don't let it get me down too much.  I just carry on with life & see where my next run takes me.  Looking bigger picture though my race season will be upon be faster than butter melting on warm out of the oven bread.  Yikes!!  I'm trying to not let it all stress me, but I will admit it is a teeny widdle bit.  1 month until The Lincoln Presidential half marathon.  Oh, I have no doubt that I'll complete the race, but remember those big racing goals I set for myself?  Yeah, super perfectionist over-achiever, finding my worth in my finishing times, is starting to stress that's it's not even going to come close to happening.  Because based on the here & now, it's not looking pretty at all!

Siiiiigh!  Ok, enough.  Let's try it over:

Miles Ran: 100


Ok, yeah....I'm not feeling it either.  I just can't win today, can I?

In other news I continued my streak of running every day.  That takes me up to 642 days of streaking!  Well, I at least did one thing right this month.

How was your February?
Ever feel like no matter what you do it's not enough?


  1. 642 straight days of running!!! WooHoo!!! You rock!!
    I feel like it's never enough more days than not!!! But, it is what it is!

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