Saturday, November 17, 2012

Making Commitments

I know it isn't not January 1, but then I'm not making a New Years Commitment.  After all most New Years Commitments are over by the 2nd of January.  I know...I've made many of them.  But over the years, I've learned that making a Commitment is about dedicating yourself to the truth of who you are and working at it daily.  I've also learned much about "Grace" in the process.  After all, we love baseball players who have batting averages over .300.  In other words, we like people who try and may only get it right 30% of the time...but I think its not the getting it right that we like...but the fact is they keep trying.

So...I'm going to keep on trying...and to help the process...I'm going to make it public...or as public as this Blog page.  My intent is to run a marathon in all 50 States by 2015...and I get to count the ones all ready done.  So I'm currently standing at 8 states, VA, PA, MD, MS, LA, TX, OH, and CA.  Can't count DC because its not a State.  So I'll pick up Deleware in December, that gets me to 9 States.  So from 2013 to 2015, I'm making the commitment to do 41 marathons in 36 months.  Okay...I guess its time to pull out the map book and the racing calendar and try to figure out how to make this all happen.  Oh and for you who are also interested...there is actually a club for this...50 States Marathon Club.  I know its an original name...but you have to have completed 10 states before joining.  Here is their link  No I don't know if there is a cure for this kind of illness, but I'll keep running until they figure out how to cure it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Best Month of Running in 10 no 12 years

October 2012 is in the books, and for me it was the best month of running I've had since 2000.  What made such a solid month for me was the consistence of those runs.  In the past few months and year, I would have a good week or two in a row, then a few bad weeks.  When I look over the logs, I also noticed an increase in injuries because I tried to make up for the bad weeks by over running the following week.  So the difference was just being consistent and running 5 to 6 times a week, even if it was just a short mile run.  So this month was basicly four weeks of solid running of 5 or 6 days of running even if it was a short run.