Apr 2, 2012

Change of Plans....Again!

Why do the weekends go by so quickly but the weekdays just drag? I guess I will never stop asking myself that question! Happy Monday!! I am looking forward to this coming weekend because I will be on vacation starting Friday and I won’t be returning to work until Wednesday.  My son will be on spring break so we are planning on spending some much needed family time together.  The weather will be perfect so it’s great timing for us. The old saying “April showers brings May flowers” will not be a factor this weekend.  

The original plan was to hit up Universal Studios on Friday, pick up my bib for the Hollywood Half Marathon and then spend the night and run the half the next morning at 6:00am.  Change of plans….again....I have decided that I am not quite "half marathon ready" so DNS number four will be hitting the books this weekend! It is very hard to swallow but I know that jumping into a half marathon is not the smartest decision plus I have been sidelined this long so I will survive!! The goodie bag for the Hollywood Half is really nice so I just might go ahead and pick it up and take my son to Universal Studios anyway!  It’s going to be tough going to the expo and seeing everyone in race mode but I just keep telling myself that this will soon pass. My biggest goal is  come back stronger than ever when I am back to running to make up for lost time! 

I gotta have this!!
I am convinced that I will be running the OC Half Marathon on May 6th.  This is my last chance to start this series and receive this my Beach Cities Challenge medal so even if I have to walk it I will be there. After the OC Marathon, I no more planned races so I won’t have put myself through all of this disappointment anymore.  I have gotten to the point where I am scared to even think about thinking about registering for another race.  I have sat so many races out since February that it’s depressing.
I logged 36 whole miles for the month of March which is pitiful but it's better than the whopping 3 miles I logged in February!!  I can't wait until I can get back into my 100 plus months. This week I will be increasing my sessions to 5-6 miles and increasing my pace from 5.2 to 5.5 on the treadmill.  I am also doing less walking and more jogging (I hate the word jogging! Am I a jogger now? NO, I AM NOT!!) so hopefully my leg agrees with the plan!!  I am keeping my fingers crossed and trying to remain positive!!


  1. You are doing amazing! Remember, it is the effort NOT the numbers that count! So proud of you!

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for you too! Be patient (so hard I know) but you will be back to those 100 mile month before you know it!

  3. you have been so good about knowing not to push. it will pay off. you will complete the beach cities challenge at the OC race! that is great!

  4. That's a wise decision not to do the race. And look at your monthly miles this way: you did 10 times as many miles in March as in Feb! That's huge!

    I am so with you on being afraid to register for races. Unlike you, I'm still not running at all, but I'd love to sign up for the Bolder Boulder 10K on Memorial Day. I have plenty of time to decide...but normally I'm all registered for it by now. And I also know that I have two DNS's coming up this month. Must grit my teeth and bear it. Do you recommend having a friend get the packet? I know a couple of people who are in the April 15 half who could do that for me. I'm just worried it would make me sad to see the stuff....especially the number....

  5. Aw, Sandy! So sorry that you are sitting this one out too. It really will be better for you though. The last thing you want is to get hurt! Look at the little things that are improving - 5.5 on the treadmill! That's almost running! You are going to be clocking in more miles before you know it. Just enjoy your super long weekend with your son. There is nothing better than that :)