I’ve gotta run

Do I write lines over and over again? I will wake up and run..no matter what?

I’m going to make the attempt, that’s the goal right now, anyway…..wake up, grab something to eat and drink really quickly, drive th Devon (43 kilometres away) a 36 minute drive depending on traffic…..I need to be at that parking lot by 9 to run at 10AM….a whole 8K on single track…with lots and lots of people

it be nice to get a few race bibs before the year’s end, there’s not that many events left, and not much of a year left……….

I have been struggling for so long….let’s say 12 years, it’s like a phobia, I like racing, I like events, I like running, but getting out of bed to attend one seems to be more of the challenge that the actual event.

In the mornings, it just seems a problem of getting up, waking up, and just going……I should be able to hop out, ready to go, I used to be able to do that…and now, not….

Sleeping enough? Over sleeping?…What the hell is it?

Confidence?…..I’m not going to win anything, I know I can complete the distances..I know what needs to be done…….and I know, I know, why not just start, even if I suck?

Do I need to set an example?….What;s expected of me?……

Seriosly, I just want to see old friends, and as part of getting back to where I was, I just need to do this?

Make a start….take a step……..get this done.

This year, 2023, has not been great…an 8K run, and a 10K……..that’s it…working one race, volunteering at another………..will that be it?…….

I guess I will see what happens when the alarm clock wakes me up, if it does…

The plan is to dirty the new Saucony Peregrines, do I wear the Brooks tights or shorts?…..probably tights, a the long sleeve………..my lucky cap?………..socks? not sure yet…packing hydration…..I guess I’ll need something warm for afters, and hopefully there’s a lot of coffee after………I just better just remember to show up…

AM I ACTUALLY TRAINING?

I know, I know, I need to follow a schedule, but F it, I’m just enjoying this…an, I am so f-ing sore?

This is getting serious…..

I’m actually doing stuff, new stuff, a lot of stuff, and a lot of runnin’; last night was kind of a revelation: I kept up – my avg. pace turned out to be 6:37 per K, fastest pace was 5:07, yes, only for 5K, but it felt good and relaxed, so I guess fun…the secret, start strong..and then stay quick, quicker leg turnover, eventually, it feels okay…

DOING MORE STUFF

Wow..who knew…I’m already certified in CPR, and am now getting that First Aid ticket this weekend at a place called Fast Beats ….then next month I begin working on becoming a certified trainer with Alberta Fitness ….yeah, maybe working with seniors, or everybody , but having that sounds like the right thing to do…..and I’ll get to learn things, so why not?

Maybe that’s the direction this is going….do I want to become a personal trainer?. a group trainer, just something….Maybe?….

I’ll just roll with this and see where it goes……

It does seem to be how this life is going anyway; since, maybe even before I retired, things got good when I just went with whatever, falling into things, saying yes more often than I said no……

Things do get frustrating when I see or hear things that I know are wrong, the wrong running form, using equipment in the gym that I know is wrong….it’d be nice to be in a position to point that all out, right? ……..

Just from experience I just know right?…I’ve done the marathons, half marathons, triathlons, ironman triathlons (I am an IRONMAN!)..or at least I was….bodybuilding, a novice level bodybuilding judge so maybe becoming a certified trainer is the way to go….maybe it’s the way I’ve been goin all along

I ain’t getting any younger?

WHAT’S ON THE SCHEDULE. RACE GOALS!

so soon…I’ve got a 10K on July 1st…..celebrating Canada Day with a 10K….should be fun, and I have done this before, so good…

July 16th I’ve got a 5 Peaks Trail Race to get done…it’ll be short, but off road, and fun…..and why not…

The next big goal, August 21st, the Edmonton Half Marathon, and then October 9th the Victoria Full Marathon…

am not sure about the last things…full, vs, half marathon?….can I do, or will my body even let me get to a full…half marathons are more fun…..and is their something I could do in Vancouver rather than Victoria?

the weekend’s coming

Tonight will be another 5K run, tonight with the Running Room gang…tomorrow, weights, sell some shoes….Friday, bike, swim, run?….Saturday will be all about First Aid and then Sunday, a 12K run with an extra helping of pool time seems in order….

Today, just hanging out, eating, chilling, laundry, gardening…blogging, catching up on the blogs….then, yep, there that 5K tonight……