Four months, just about. Do you ever go on vacation and then that trip just completely derails your life? I admit, four months is a long time to try and get back on track. It took me about a month just to try and stop wishing I were back on vacation again (that’s a lie–I still wish I was on vacation. It was Hawaii–who wouldn’t want to go back?). I have a real problem with doing that–I’ll be doing great right up until I leave, maybe even for a day or two after, and the poof! Good intentions vanish just like that! And all my plans and goals vanish with them. I guess I should be relieved my next trip is a runcation so I can’t get derailed. Yes, it’s back to Disney, this time for the Wine and Dine–both the 10k and the 1/2 Marathon.
And no, the full marathon is no longer lurking on the horizon.
After our vacation to Hawaii, my friend decided she’d rather go back there then dedicate another six months of her life to training for a marathon for a second year in a row. As you can imagine, I put up a good fight but eventually gave in. (I sucked down a mai tai and wholeheartedly agreed.) However, we’re making up for it by deciding to run in Florida in October. I would complain about the heat and humidity, but fuck, the heat index for the past three days has been over 100 with humidity around 80 to 90% in the mornings, so really, not all that different. Just, I actually have to go out there. I’ve been hiding in the air conditioning here.
This means I need to start training. Maybe work on my shitty eating habits. (Twizzlers and beer are a terrible thing to have an hour before a run. Or even a walk, at least in this heat. In case you were ever considering it.) I’ve done my usual let’s get moving preparations–bought several new pairs of shoes, some new running clothes, a new Garmin. Ran a 10k–the Wonder Woman Race Series. Highly recommend, if you get a chance. For a first time event, they put on one helluva show. Very well organized, great cooperation with the city (every intersection either had police or volunteers to keep runners safe), everyone who participated seemed to be having a great time in spite of the thunderstorms (which I think most of us welcomed–kept the temperature down and held the humidity at bay). Seriously, if you’re looking for a first time race and want to do something fun, this is a good one. My time wasn’t great–oh my god, there were so many hills. So. Many. I was not prepared for that. But it was good enough to move me up a corral in the W&D, so that’s something. Hopefully, I can find one more before the end of July, but it’s not looking good. No one in their right mind wants to organize a long run outside in July.
And this is where I’m at. I’m doing a good job of acting like I’m going to train, I just need to do it. Come on, motivation. Where are you hiding?